Back with the Belgium squad after missing out during the October international break due to a lack of playing time, Leander Dendoncker is a happier man these days.
Finally finding his feet at Molineux after a difficult first half of the season, the versatile midfielder was speaking to the press back in Belgium, and was asked a number of questions regarding his current situation.
Relayed by DH, he explained how he dealt with the first four months of his Wolverhampton adventure.
He said: “Mentally, it wasn’t easy. I had to be ready in case I was given a chance, but without rhythm, it’s difficult. When the manager gave me my chance, I took it.”
Despite the early struggles, Dendoncker has no regrets swapping his comfortable life at Anderlecht for a new challenge in the Premier League: “Not at all. I knew I would need time. It just took a bit longer than I first thought. I was ready to take a step up, and I’ve proven that I could.”
Revealing that he realised from the first training session things would be different in the Premier League, the Wolverhampton midfielder, even if he hasn’t played all that much, feels like he’s already improved as a player.
After all, as he puts it: “It’s logical when you train and play in the Premier League, no?”