Nottingham Forest striker Nuno da Costa has been presented by Mouscron, and has joined the Belgian club on loan for the rest of the current season.
Local outlet DH features a long interview with him, in which he recalls his entire career, since his start in French football to his new challenge in Belgium.
The player hopes he’ll adapt better to a new league, claiming he had some difficulties suiting his style of play to the Championship, and that’s why he enjoyed his football more in France.
“In Ligue 1, we could put the game down. In the Championship, it’s a direct game with a lot of commitment,” Nuno da Costa told DH.
“The confinement allowed me to adapt to this particular style by gaining muscle but it’s not what I like. I like to rush and not wait behind in a block.”
Regarding his positioning at Mouscron, Nuno da Costa says he hopes he can play as a centre-forward, since he wasn’t able to do that at Nottingham Forest.
“I want to get back to my number 9 feeling. In England I was playing on the sides but that’s not my job. Badibanga and Tabekou here are real wingers by training. They can give me some good balls.”
Nuno da Costa joined Nottingham Forest in a €2m move from Strasbourg in January of this year. He couldn’t score any goals in his 13 appearances for the Reds, and ended up leaving the club sooner than expected. His contract with the Championship side runs until 2023.