After his first training session at the club under Ranieri, Nkoulou described how the sessions are comparable to what he enjoyed in Italy.
“I had a lot of fun, especially because it has been a while since I’ve kicked a ball,” he said.
“It’s similar to the way we work in Italy with a lot of tactics on the pitch with the manager. We’ve been working on the tactical side of the game, but the training was really fun.”
Although playing in the Premier League might be a new experience, the defender is certainly familiar with some of the faces in the division, and indeed in the Golden Boys’ squad.
“There are a few players I know, players like Moussa Sissoko,” he answered.
“I knew him since he started back in France, but generally I think we have such a good squad to be able to perform well in this league.
“We had a few players in the Cameroon national team, like Benoît Assou-Ekotto and Alex Song, but I didn’t need to talk to them about the Premier League.
“Everyone knows the level of this league. Everyone knows this is the best in the world, this is the best place I can be.”