Carney: France will be my home for the rest of my career

New Catalans Dragons signing Todd Carney believes he will spend the rest of his career playing in France.

The Australian had his first press conference as a Super League player today. Here are some of the best bits.

On his behavioural issues
“I’ve always put my hand up. I’ve obviously done the wrong thing. I may not have deserved the punishment I got, but to be here in France, I’m not looking back. That’s past me now. I’m starting a new adventure and the goals I’ve set myself are pretty high. I’m confident that Catalan is going to help me achieve that. You can’t look into the future but I’m confident in myself. In the four months I’ve had away from the game I’ve worked hard on myself personally and I feel I’ve come to a great club that’s going to help me in my journey here in the Super League.”

On Gary Hetherington’s criticism
“Everyone’s got an opinion and rightly so. Hopefully the way I play and the way I perform, and the rest, by the end of my time here he’ll change that opinion.”

On learning French
“As soon as I get settled I’ll be taking lessons. I’m really going to get into that and the culture and make this my home for the rest of my football career.”