Banner image

Author

James Crawley

James Crawley writes

Posted Friday, January 17th 2020

Nagy adjusting to City life

Swapping the sights of Northern Italy for the South West of England will of course take some getting used to, and the same goes for the differing styles of football.

That's been the adjustment for midfielder Ádám Nagy, who has adapted to life both and off the pitch, following his summer switch from Serie A to the Sky Bet Championship.

Now five months since completing his move from Bologna, Nagy was open and honest about his time adapting to new surroundings.

“I was kind of like homesick, coming from Italy,” he told the club website. “I thought there wasn’t going to be sunshine but it’s been harder than I thought. Now I have boosted my mind, I’m trying to be more open.

“Now I am trying to discover Bristol whether it’s raining or not!...I’m starting to enjoy it because it is a wonderful city. It was just hard for me because I tried to compare everything with a different city, which is silly," he said.

Having had a chance to explore the myriad of offerings Bristol has at its disposal, the Hungarian international has settled into his new surroundings and that has had an impact on the pitch too, though Nagy needed time to adjust to the change of style between Italian and English football.

Nagy tussling with Millwall Shaun Williams

He said: “I had an expectation and I wouldn’t say I was far away from it but it [the Championship] is quicker, more physical and it’s just faster than I thought it would be. I’m really happy though because it means I have everything. The league gives me the extra bit to make me a better player.”

And the physicality of the Championship has been another surprise for the 24-year-old, who added: “I was surprised a couple of times [by some of the tackles] because the ref didn’t even touch his whistle but I would say I like it, in a way.

“When I get tackled and I feel it’s a foul which hasn’t been given it is annoying but after a while I realise it makes the game more enjoyable and for us as players it’s better too because we can’t roll over and wait for the ref. We have to get up and get the ball back as soon as possible.”

Nagy was speaking ahead of this weekend’s Championship home fixture versus Barnsley (Saturday, January 18th, 3pm KO).

Secure your Tickets

Latest News

✍️ Morgan pens new deal

✍️ Morgan pens new deal

Posted: Thursday, May 26th 2022

📖 2021/22: City remain a work in progress

📖 2021/22: City remain a work in progress

Posted: Thursday, May 26th 2022

📣 Semenyo earns Black Stars call-up

📣 Semenyo earns Black Stars call-up

Posted: Thursday, May 26th 2022

🗓  Season Ticket price increases after June 1st

🗓 Season Ticket price increases after June 1st

Posted: Thursday, May 26th 2022

Also from Bristol Sport

Join us for the Matthew Bromley Memorial Games this weekend
Basketball icon

Join us for the Matthew Bromley Memorial Games this weekend

The Matthew Bromley memorial basketball games will take place from 4pm on Saturday, May 28th at the SGS College Arena.

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th 2022 • Basketball

Season Ticket price increases after June 1st
Rugby icon

Season Ticket price increases after June 1st

Season Ticket prices go up after 5pm on Wednesday, June 1st so save by buying now.

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th 2022 • Rugby

Gate Guide: The Killers Concert
Stadium icon

Gate Guide: The Killers Concert

With just a few days to go until The Killers play at Ashton Gate, concert-goers are urged to take advantage of special event Shuttle Buses laid on to help get fans to and from the stadium.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th 2022 • Stadium

The Killers Concert: Travel Information
Stadium icon

The Killers Concert: Travel Information

With just two days to go until The Killers play at Ashton Gate, concert-goers are urged to take advantage of special event Shuttle Buses laid on to help get fans to and from the stadium.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th 2022 • Stadium

End of season awards 2021/22: who won what?
Rugby icon

End of season awards 2021/22: who won what?

Bristol Bears men held their End of Season Awards dinner at Ashton Gate on Sunday evening, with Joe Joyce's outstanding campaign recognised with three awards.

Posted: Monday, May 23rd 2022 • Rugby