He’s only had two games but already he is a real game changer.
Josh Cullen has revealed in an interview with Charlton Athletics’ official website that manager Lee Bowyer was a ‘major factor’ in him joining for Charlton.
Cullen told the Charlton website “To learn off a manager like that who’s had so much experience in the game and played at such a high level.
“Some of his traits, that’s the type of midfielder I want to be. To come and learn off someone who has that experience was a major factor in why I chose to come to Charlton.
“I wanted to come here and show everyone what I can do and try and make the team better. It’s good to hear nice comments from the gaffer but it’s no good him saying it and then me turning up and not producing.
“I’m determined to come here and give my all for Charlton and play as well as I can in every game. I want to help the team win as many games as I can.”
He continued “That’s key for any young player. It’s easy now for players to maybe to think ‘well, I’m in and around a first team in the Premier League and I’ll stay there’.
“You come out and it opens your eyes that football is a lot different to what’s going on in the Premier League. To come out and get that experience at Bradford, 40-odd games, it’s invaluable for a young player. You find yourself growing up quickly.
“Hopefully I can show that experience and keep developing and keep improving for Charlton.”
It looks like Bowyer is the man to do the business and even the inspiration is a trait of Bowyers after over 400 Premier League appearances have shown he can attract players with the calibre of Cullen.
That really is something that most teams don’t have and for Charlton to have a manager who can bring in this sort of talent is unbelievable, when was the last time we had something like that?
Going back on Cullen’s words he has said that he is ‘determined to come here and give it his all’ so far in the two games he has featured in he has certainly kept his words close to his heart on that one. Two games and two assists for the West Ham loanee with these performances he’s grinding out I’m sure we will be seeing a lot more from him.
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