Ondrej Duda is back at Hertha BSC after his loan spell at Norwich City, and he believes the atmosphere at the German capital club has changed for the better.
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Ondrej Duda believes the atmosphere at Hertha BSC has improved since Bruno Labbadia took over as coach in April.
The 25-year-old left the club to join Norwich City on loan in January after being deemed surplus to requirements by then-coach Jürgen Klinsmann.
For many months, Duda didn't actually expect to return, but he's now back in the German capital, where he hopes to be given a new chance to prove himself.
"I was angry and wanted to be sold. But [Hertha boss] Michael Preetz told me that the situation might be different in the summer, because Klinsmann's contract would have expired by then. I didn't really believe him, because a coach usually stays longer. But he was right in the end," Duda told Sport Bild.
"Bruno [Labbadia] said he wants me to be part of the team. He didn't promise me an important role. But he said I have the same chance as everyone else. That's honest and direct. I like that."
Asked what has changed at Hertha since last winter, Duda responded:
"Different coach, different players. A lot has changed, most of it for the better. First and foremost, the atmosphere is better now."