Ebbsfleet United forward Rakish Bingham has praised manager Dennis Kutrieb’s approach since his arrival in English football.

The German boss was appointed at the Fleet last summer after enjoying lower-league success in his homeland.

Speaking as part of an in-depth interview with this site, former Hartlepool United and Hamilton Academical man Bingham said:

“He’s come in and he’s been brilliant, to be fair. I’ve had two or three conversations where I’ve sat down with him, and he’s just checked on my wellbeing and asked ‘how are you finding it, how are you mentally, how’s things at home? How have you settled in this team, are you enjoying yourself?’ and stuff like that.

“All the lads, he’s had conversations with. I think he trusts in us as a team and individuals; he’s said many times he’s chosen this squad of players. He came in, he looked through each and every one of us as individuals, and he said ‘I want him, I want him,’ so he’s hand-picked basically who he wants to be in this team and this club.

“He puts a lot of trust in us on the pitch to go forth with the plan he sets us out to do, and I think it’s great to have a manager that believes in you. On a personal note, he puts big belief into me, and it’s nice to have, because you go out on the field and you’ve got no qualms.

“It’s one less thing to worry about, going out and thinking ‘oh, is the gaffer having me?’ He really does let you know your importance in the team. He just wants me to work hard, as always, and there’s been times this season where maybe the goal hasn’t fallen for me, and I’ve played a very good game and I’ve worked hard, but he’s openly said ‘I’ve got no doubt, Raks will start banging them in’.

“It’s nice to have a manager that believes in you like that.”

Read the full interview with Rakish here

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