'I expect the play-offs' - New Middlesbrough signing Delano Burgzorg has clear ambitions

New Middlesbrough forward Delano Burgzorg has spoken for the first time after arriving from Mainz 05 on Friday.

The 25-year-old, who spent last season getting used to the Championship on a loan spell at Huddersfield Town, said he is happy to be at Boro, and hopes the side push on for promotion to Premier League.

The Dutchman, who is also eligible to play for Suriname, netted seven times in the Championship for the Terriers last season - though not enough to help Huddersfield steer clear of the drop, it was enough to capture the attention of Michael Carrick.

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“I asked Anfernee [Dijksteel] ‘How is the club? How is Middlesbrough?’ and he helped me out, and I think because of him I was like ‘OK, let’s give it a chance’,” said Burgzorg.

“When I first came in the training ground was massive, a nice place and a nice area. I come here, people are nice to me, the club is warm and I like the colours red and white - so I’m happy to be here!

“The first game [against Boro] was also the first game I played in the Championship, and I already saw they played good football. The way of playing football, the way they make chances and play forward, I just like that.”

When asked of his expectations, and of his ambitions for the team, the striker said: “I like to entertain people, I like to have the ball, I like to do my actions, I like to work hard for the team and just help the team out.

“What everybody expects this season is play-offs, and going to the Premier League as well. These are my expectations, this is what I expect from myself and also from the team. That we go hard, and we give everything to reach the play-offs.”