Snapshot from a video published by Stoke City club for Egypt's Ramadan Sobhi's first day
Stoke City's newly signed Egyptian midfielder Ramadan Sobhi expressed his delight after his first appearance with the Potters on Saturday against Hamburger SV.
“I am really happy to finally be a part of the group and I am really excited to be here,” the 19-year-old told the club's official website.
In the team's final pre-season game at the Volksparkstadion, in which they lost 1-0, the young Pharaoh made a fine one-hour display just two days after his first training session.
“I wasn’t expecting to start against Hamburg, but I am very happy to play my first game with my new club.
“I’m really excited about the Premier League, but it’s not my decision to play. I need to work hard and when I get the chance I will do my very best for the good of the team.”
“I think I did okay playing with my new teammates. I was happy to start and get a feel of the style of play,” he added.
“I’ve only been with the club for two days, so I am still trying to adapt but I will hopefully get to know everybody better in the next few weeks.”
After an eye-catching performance in his own country's competitions, Sobhi moved from champions Ahly in the biggest deal ever by an Egyptian club.
Read what coach Mark Hughes said about Sobhi after the game here
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