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Defender fit and raring to go after injury-hit 2016/17 campaign

Kabasele | “I’m Feeling Really Good”


Christian Kabasele says he’s feeling ‘really good’ following a season which was disrupted by injuries for the Belgian international.

The defender has been fully involved in pre-season preparations so far and admits it’s good to be back on the training pitch after an abrupt end to the 2016/17 campaign due to an injury suffered at Everton in May. 

“In the beginning it [returning to training] was a little bit difficult, but after the first week back everything was okay and now I’m feeling really, really good,” said the 26-year-old.

After playing for 45 minutes at AFC Wimbledon, Kabasele featured throughout both friendlies in Austria last week, and the centre-half believes there’s plenty of cause for optimism ahead of the new season.

“We won the two games in Austria and it’s only friendly games, but it’s still good for the confidence,” he said.

“We have a new manager, we feel that the club is changing in a good way and everybody wants to be a part of it.”

He also praised the impact that new signings Will Hughes, Nathaniel Chalobah, Kiko Femenía and Daniel Bachmann have had on the group.

“They’re already part of the family. They can bring a fresh way of playing, some creativity and fighting spirit,” he told

“Everybody shows in training what they’re able to do to bring something more to the team and to help the team have a good season.”

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