Eduardo over initial nerves
Eduardo da Silva has admitted that he felt 'daunted' during his first few weeks at Arsenal.
By James Dall
Last Updated: 15/09/07 10:53am
Arsenal forward Eduardo da Silva has admitted that he felt 'daunted' during his first few weeks at his new club.
The Brazilian-born Croatian signed from Dinamo Zagreb for £7million in the summer, and made his Premier League debut in the 1-1 draw with Blackburn.
Eduardo arrived in England as a fairly unknown quantity, but his track record of 73 goals in 106 Dinamo games promises much for Gunners fans.
He explained that initially he was nervous at playing in front of large crowds, but believes he is now over his settling-in period.
"I was a bit nervous to start with. Playing in the first XI is a daunting prospect. But I think it will be easier for me now," he told The Daily Telegraph.
"Football is much bigger here, the crowds and the facilities are much better. And you never know who is going to come out on top in matches."
The pacey front-man scored his first competitive goal for Arsenal in the 3-0 victory over Sparta Prague, and explained that he will always treasure the moment the ball hit the back of the net.
"Every goal I score brings me great delight but the first one for a new club stays with you always," he added.