Antonee Robinson speaks to iFollow Latics after completing a season-long loan move to Latics from Everton.
- WATCH: Everton and USA left back Antonee Robinson on his loan move to Wigan Athletic
- Robinson has completed a season-long loan deal at the DW Stadium
- Robinson: “I feel like this was the best move for me at this time and I’m really looking forward to getting going.”
Everton youngster and USA international Antonee Robinson spoke exclusively to iFollow Latics following his arrival at the DW Stadium.
Robinson trained with his new teammates on Friday at Euxton ahead of Saturday’s clash with Sheffield Wednesday at the DW Stadium.
And he says he’s very much ready to get going.
“I’m really pleased to be here,” the 20-year-old said. “I feel like it was the best move for me at this time and I’m really looking forward to getting going.
“I’ve been at Everton all my life through the academy and I’ve just recently signed a new contract there as well, but I still need a bit more experience so when Wigan were interested I jumped at the chance to come.
“I just feel like it’s a really good footballing club to come to. I’ve learnt a lot playing Championship football last season but Wigan will offer me even more to learn and add stuff to my game.
“I’m hoping I can bring a lot to the left back position; pre-season went really well and I got a few games under my belt so I feel fit and raring to go for the weekend.”
Left back is without doubt an area Latics needed to recruit in and describing what type of left back he is, Robinson explained:
“I’d like to think I’m an attacking left back and I really don’t think many people will get past me in one v one situations as I’m quite quick, but going forward I think I can contribute a lot of assists.
“The manager here seems really good and he’s said to me I’ve got a lot of licence to bomb on and that we’re a footballing team. He’s got really high expectations of the group and he’s honest and good with everyone.”
Robinson played 30 times for Bolton Wanderers in the Championship last season and says he knows what to expect from an ultra-competitive division.
“It’s a really tough division and it was hard to get used to it at first because it’s a lot more physical than Under 23s football and the pace of the game is a lot quicker and more competitive,” Robinson continued.
“Once you get used to it you start to realise what the players are like and I found it really enjoyable to play in.”