As things stand though Karim Matmour could be entering into the final throws of his Huddersfield career?
His arrival in January came with him signing a deal until the end of the season initially.
David Wagner made Matmour, who was a free agent after a contract dispute with Kuwaiti club Al-Arabi, his first permanent signing with the former Borussia Monchengladbach, Eintracht Frankfurt and Kaiserslautern eager to have the 12-month extension pencilled into that deal triggered.
The Algerian international has admitted to the Examiner it took him a while to ‘adapt to the Championship’ but, which is a lot different to Germany where he’s played most of his career (and how he’s known to Wagner), he feels he’s now ‘getting there.’
‘At first I was not 100% fit and needed to adapt to the Championship. This league is tough and it is different to Germany. Other players had told me it was difficult sometimes for foreign players to adapt, but I am getting there. It has taken a little time but I am learning all about the Championship.’
Basically he’s admitted we’ve not seen the best of him from his 11-matches played, six as a starter, that have brought him one goal so far.
That goal of course came against Leeds in our four-one win at Elland Road, which the 30-year-old was pleased to get with him finishing by saying he feels he’ll continue to get better with each day he’s training with Town and match he plays.
‘It was good to score my first goal and my aim now is to get better with every day and every game.’
Do you think he’s worthy of that 12-month extension or should Wagner release him and look elsewhere this summer?
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