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Bursik: I got out there and enjoyed every minute

Stanley's Josef Bursik looks ahead to Saturday's Sky Bet League One clash with Doncaster

19 December 2019

Accrington Stanley goalkeeper Josef Bursik made his Sky Bet League One debut in the 4-1 win over Portsmouth and the youngster admits that he didn't want it to end.

Bursik is on a season-long loan from Stoke City and he explained that he enjoyed every minute of his debut in the third tier.

"It was massive, and it's a moment that I've been waiting for since I was a kid.

"I was really excited more than anything and on the Friday night, I just couldn't wait for the Saturday afternoon.

"When it came I was just as focused as I would expect myself to be and I got out there and enjoyed every minute really.

"I didn't really want it to end to be honest."

The Stoke loanee represents England at Under-20s level and he admits that he would never turn down the chance to play for his country.

"It's an honour to go away with your country and it's something I'll never turn down.

"It has got in the way at times this season, but I've had a little chat with the manager about it."

Bursik has had to wait for his chance in the team and he revealed that moving away from home was quite tough for him.

"I'm happy with how I've dealt with not playing during the first couple of months, it was quite tough being young.

"It's the first time I've moved away from home and the first time I've lived on my own, so it was tough.

"Hopefully I can keep doing what I'm doing and we can go from there.

"Between us goalkeepers, we've all got that mutual respect for each other, so it's in my nature to always work hard and give my all in anything I do."

The 19-year-old has previously gone out on loan to Hednesford Town and AFC Telford United, and he explained how young players have got to go where is best for them at that particular time.

"Everyone's in the same boat, we're all young and wanting to get games.

"You try and go where's best for you at the time and where you can get the most minutes to develop.

"Last season I dropped into non-league which I'm grateful for because I met some great people and I learnt a lot of stuff about the game and developed a lot as a player."

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