Lacazette - My plan for my first English Christmas

Although the hectic Christmas schedule is looming, Alexandre Lacazette is a man who is relishing the chance to experience the festive season in a new environment.

The France international has settled well in England so far, and is looking forward to digging into Christmas dinner with his family, amid a restless fixture list.

“One of the reasons I came to London was so I could experience this period,” Lacazette told “They’ve given me quite a few tips on nutrition, on how to be careful and get a lot of rest. They also told me how, despite it all, I should enjoy time with my nearest and dearest because often, people who are close to you come to London during this time.

“They’ll come for the holidays. In France, it’s the school holidays and so my brothers and parents can come to London and we can enjoy the Christmas holidays in London as a family.”

No other domestic league’s fixtures stretch over the festive period, and that is what made a move to the Premier League so appealing to Lacazette when he was back in France.

“When every weekend you watch the Premier League, you tell yourself, one day why not? You think about one day feeling that atmosphere and experiencing that time in December, experiencing a season in the Premier League and knowing what it’s like.”

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