Joey Pelupessy opens up on his new Sheffield Wednesday extension

Sheffield Wednesday midfielder, Joey Pelupessy, has opened up on the club’s decision to exercise their one-year option at the club as he anticipates at least another year in Sheffield.

Friday, 5th June 2020, 4:01 pm
Updated Friday, 5th June 2020, 6:08 pm

The Star reported earlier in the week that the Dutch midfield man had seen his option exercised by Wednesday as they plan for the 2020/21 season, and that news was then confirmed on Thursday alongside similar extensions for both Osaze Urhoghide and Matt Penney.

Pelupessy, 27, joined the club back in 2018 from Eredivisie side, Heracles, and will now be looking for some consistency following the comings and goings of the likes of Jos Luhukay and Steve Bruce.

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Speaking in a Zoom meeting with local media today, the midfielder said, “I’m really happy of course, I’m happy at this club, so to stay here - especially in these times with Coronavirus - it makes you really happy.

“I’ve had a really nice time here, it’s the first time I’ve played in a different country. The time has gone really quick, I’ve enjoyed it at a higher level in a different country against a lot of nice teams we’re playing against, while playing for a big club like Sheffield Wednesday. That’s amazing.”

He also went on to praise the Owls faithful, explaining how much he enjoys playing in front of Wednesdayites both home and away, saying, “It’s a massive club. Of course I knew about Sheffield Wednesday, but I didn’t know that the club was as big as it is. You find it out at the stadium, and it’s amazing. A lot of fans are coming all the time, and especially at away games.

“That surprised me, because in Holland we’re happy if like 500 people are coming to an away game. Here there are 4,000 or 5,000, and if it’s not as many then it’s still 2,0000 – which is still a lot. I’m used to it now, but if I think back it’s unbelievable how big it is, and that gives me a nice feeling. That’s what you want as a player, I’ve really enjoyed that.”

Joey Pelupessy has had a one-year option exercised by Sheffield Wednesday. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Pelupessy will now be hoping to force his way into Garry Monk’s plans for the first game back on June 20th.

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Thank you, Joe.