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“You know, coming off the World Cup, I played a lot of games over the course of last season and it kind of paid a toll. I wasn’t really 100 per cent fit, but I feel raring to go now and I can’t wait to kick on. We didn’t get much rest obviously in the summer after the World Cup, so coming back there are always going to be little niggles here and there. Obviously it got to a point where I couldn’t carry on, so that break did me well and I’m raring to go now.”