Adam le Fondre starstruck by Premier League

Adam Le Fondre
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Reading forward Adam le Fondre says that he is "in awe" of the Premier League.

Reading striker Adam le Fondre has admitted to being starstruck by the Premier League.

The 25-year-old has undergone a rapid rise from playing in League Two with Rotherham United to the English top flight with the Royals in less than 18 months.

Le Fondre, who scored a penalty in the club's opening-day draw with Stoke City, says that he loves being in the top division and playing against the likes of Chelsea.

"Chelsea had Eden Hazard, Frank Lampard, Fernando Torres, Juan Mata – it's a class apart. It was a bit surreal for me," said Le Fondre.

"It felt weird against Stoke too as I'm more used to playing Crewe and that. It's nice to play the big teams and I'm buzzing about that. I think the novelty will wear off.

"I look around the pitch and see all these class players, but it will be like that every week. I can't see myself ever being over-awed by it."

Reading host Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, September 16.

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