It was certainly worth the wait for Dan Csoka as he grasped his league debut opportunity with both hands on Saturday.
After a first month with Wimbledon that included two appearances in the EFL Trophy, Dan was handed his first League One start at Swindon and he produced an assured display at left centre-back.
The Hungarian, who joined us after leaving Wolves last month, said: “It felt very good, I couldn’t have dreamed of a better debut. We want three points for the team, clean sheets, and I think I played well too. I am so happy about my debut. The gaffer told me to play like I had in my two previous games: he wanted to me to stay in shape for the team and do my best.
“We knew it was going to be a tough game because every away match is difficult and we went there after a defeat against Leyton Orient, so it was hard to bounce back, but I think we did it well. We were confident. Even though they had the ball more, I didn’t feel any danger at all. We stayed in shape and we played well.
“Straight after the game I spoke with my family and they were as happy as me. They couldn’t see the game, but I told them how it went, and they were really proud of me. They have been looking at Facebook and Instagram, so they know a bit more about the club now and I’m telling them more about Wimbledon as well.”
Speaking fluent English has certainly helped Dan to settle in this country and he added that he feels at home here at Wimbledon.
“I have been here for a month now. It was quite hard at first because I’m a new guy and from abroad and my first language is not English, but now I can say that I’ve got some friends at the club. They know me better now, so I’m happy with the team."
Watch Rob Cornell's full interview with Dan by clicking on the link below.