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13 February 2015

Abdenasser El Khayati joined the Brewers in the January transfer window and has made two substitute appearances late on against Cheltenham and AFC Wimbledon. When asked what it is like to be in England compared to Holland, he said

“Life is the same as it is back in Holland, the weather is the same as well so there isn’t a lot different for me.”

Nasser was struggling with the language barrier when he first came, and struggles to give his first interview with the club but he has recently been learning the English language naturally from the rest of the squad. He believes he is finally getting used to the language.

“I need to get used to the language but it definitely getting better week by week and step by step.

“Sometimes it is the accent that confuses me but also how fast you English speak so sometimes I have to ask what was the word you just said but every day it is getting better.”

This is Nasser’s first English club, and his first spell in England. He was on trial at Reading earlier on in the year and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink contacted them to find out what Nasser is all about.

Khayati thinks the football is different in England compared to back in Holland.

“The football here in England is different to how it is back in Holland.

“The ball is played from the back and on the ground here but in Holland we sometime splay the long ball but the main thing is to play on the ground from the back but I am happy to see the coach Jimmy bring good things to the team here at Burton.

“That is also the reason that I came here. In England it is more physical.”

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