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Introducing Robert Tesche

15 August 2014

New Nottingham Forest signing Robert Tesche has been describing his strengths to Forest Player this morning.

The 27-year-old German arrived on a free transfer yesterday and, before taking part in his first training session with his new teammates, took the time to provide more background on himself.

He said: “I play as a box-to-box midfielder. I’m a team player with good quality in my passing.

“I’m not someone who tends to do something special, but I will work for the team by running a lot and that is a reason I think the Championship is a good league for me.

“It is a strong, physical league with a lot of matches. We have to be clear in our strategy and be focussed from game-to-game.”

Tesche, who has been keeping fit with his boyhood club Arminia Bielefeld this summer, does not expect to be involved in tomorrow’s match against Bolton.

His former Hamburg teammate Michael Mancienne will also miss the trip through suspension, but Tesche is hopeful the pair can soon renew the successful partnership they formed in Germany.

He said: “Michael is a good character.

“He played as a central defender for Hamburg and I was just in front of him. It was a good combination and hopefully we can keep that strong.

“Knowing someone in the team will make it easier for me to play as soon as possible.”

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player, in which Tesche cites Stuart Pearce as one of the main reasons he was convinced to move to The City Ground.

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