Altidore: I'm a better player

  • Last Updated: August 2 2013, 11:39 BST

Sunderland striker Jozy Altidore believes his two years in Holland will help him make a better impact during than his first spell in the Premier League.

Jozy Altidore: Scored one goal in 28 appearances during previous spell in the Premier League with Hull City
Jozy Altidore: Scored one goal in 28 appearances during previous spell in the Premier League with Hull City

The United States international scored just once in 28 games for Hull City during the 2009-10 season as the Tigers were relegated from the top flight.

However, the 23-year-old found the net on a regular basis during his time at AZ Alkmaar and scored 31 goals last season.

"I think I just became a better player in Holland than the one when I was at Hull," said Altidore.

"On and off the ball and linking up with the players around me, I just got better. It's that simple. I've become a much more confident player since then.

"The two leagues are completely different, but we're trying to play football which looks good and hopefully I can score some goals."

Altidore also scored in four consecutive internationals for the United States in June.


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