"The problem with last season was injury and not getting back to full fitness" says stand-in skipper following Fulham defeat
Toto Nsiala believes that the extended break in competitive football has been a blessing in disguise for him at the start of the season.
Having joined Bolton on loan in January for the remainder of a campaign that was eventually curtailed, the centre back has impressed in the early stages of 2020/21.
"The problem with last season was injury and not getting back to full fitness," he told iFollow Ipswich. "The time off has probably done me some good mentally and physically.
"I’ve tried to buy in to what the team and coaches are asking from us. I’ll keep on trying to do my best when I’m in the team and better myself."
Paul Lambert named Toto as his captain in Wednesday evening's Carabao Cup loss to Premier League Fulham, a game the stand-in skipper believes his side can be proud of despite the defeat.
"I think the lads did well," he continued. "We were playing against a strong side who are known for their footballing ability.
"I’m proud of the boys, we put in a really good performance. To come up against players like [Alexsandar] Mitrovic is a great experience."
Watch the full interview with Toto on iFollow Ipswich.