SUMMER signing Ariel Borysiuk is enjoying life in the fast lane with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s QPR squad.
Speaking from the R’s pre-season training camp in Holland, the former Legia Warsaw midfielder looked back fondly on Friday’s 1-0 victory against PSV Eindhoven – and said the manner of the R’s performance was arguably more pleasing than the result itself.
“Yesterday was an important game for us against PSV,” he told www.qpr.co.uk.
“Whenever you come up against a champion like PSV, it is a nice game to play in and be part of.
“Of course it was only a friendly, but it was a nice win for us. And the more wins you get, the better the feeling is.
“What was important was how hard we worked, how we got over what we do in training. That was pleasing for us.”
Borysiuk has only been a QPR player for 18 days, but he’s seen enough in his first couple of weeks at the club to know he’s on to a good thing.
“All the players and staff have been very, very nice to me,” he said.
“They have all welcomed me into the group and as a new player that is always very nice.
“I don’t have any bad words to say about the people here, because they have been most welcoming.”
The 24 year-old was forced to sit out our 3-2 friendly win against Aldershot Town prior to the trip to the Netherlands, but he got an important hour under his belt yesterday and he is feeling good on his return from a minor hamstring injury.
“I feel good now,” he said.
“I had a little issue with my hamstring in London, but I am past that now.
“Now I feel very good, I am working hard, and I’m at 100% again.”
Borysiuk and his QPR team-mates are training at an incredibly high-intensity in Holland, with double sessions a regular occurrence – yet you won’t hear any complaints from the R’s new defensive midfielder.
“The sessions are really tough, but tough is good,” he said.
“The intensity of the training sessions is high always, but this is needed in pre-season for us to take into the campaign ahead.
“We need this work at this moment.”
Borysiuk was speaking to www.qpr.co.uk at the conclusion of today’s open training session in Mill and the Poland international enjoyed his first interaction with the R’s faithful.
“It was really nice to meet the fans today,” he said.
“It is my first time to see many of them.
“It was a very nice day for us and them and we look forward to seeing them all again on Monday (when QPR play FC Groningen).”