POMPEY GLORY IS BURGESS AMBITION
CHRISTIAN Burgess is looking forward to life on the south coast and playing his part in the rejuvenation of Portsmouth – and his only aim is promotion.
The 23 year-old centre back completed his move from League One side Peterborough earlier in the summer, and wants to get back to that level with Pompey.
“Our ultimate aim is to win the league,” he said.“If you’re not there to win it, then what are you there to do?
“Even the teams that have just come up don’t want to just survive, they want to do well and you’ve got to set your sights high.
“I think we’ve got the capabilities to win it this year and promotion is the ultimate goal, for sure.
“The aim of myself and the other players is that we can get something good going and try and creep our way up (the divisions).”
He attributes his optimism about the club’s chances of promotion this season to the manager Paul Cook and the new players the former Chesterfield boss has brought in.
“He’s attracted some big players which fills you with confidence and gives you belief.
“People aren’t coming down to Portsmouth as a retirement home or to just have a bit of fun on the south coast.
“People are coming down here because they can see that the club is only going one way and everyone wants to be part of that.”
The former Middlesbrough man is confident about the club’s future prospects and is unfazed at dropping down a division to ply his trade in League Two.
“There’s great enthusiasm surrounding the club. Portsmouth Football Club is huge, it’s a massive club and sticks out like a sore thumb in League Two. It’s a sleeping giant down here.
“Every club is going to want to come to Fratton Park and want to beat us, we’re going to be the scalp they want to take.”
UPBEAT: Christian Burgess