Newcastle United new boy Romain Amalfitano admits he faces a number of challenges in England, but is confident he can tackle them and prove his worth.
The 22-year-old midfielder secured a switch to the Premier League earlier this summer after shining in French football with Reims.
He knows he faces a tough task forcing his way into a Newcastle side which excelled last season, but he is relishing the opportunity to test himself on the biggest of stages.
Amalfitano told nufcTV: "I am obviously very excited to know that there are 52,000 fans in the stadium. I think there is a whole city behind this club supporting the club.
"Obviously, I am very excited and I can also feel the pressure. I will have to deal with that and I will adapt.
"I just want to prove to them that I have the desire and energy to succeed. I really want to do well here, not only on a personal level, but also for the club.
"I want to show them that the club trusted in me. I am here now and I want to do everything I can."
Amalfitano's first task is to acclimatise himself to his new surroundings on and off the pitch.
On it he has to get to grips with the cut and thrust of life in the Premier League, while off it he is looking to learn English as quickly as possible.
He said: "Yes, that's for certain, I will have to adapt. But it's still football, it is universal.
"I have always done everything to be successful, so there is no reason why I would not be able to here, and if I need to, I will adapt.
"The only issue is the language barrier, but there are many French players, so that is very helpful.
"Demba [Ba], Gabby Obertan, Sylvain Marveaux and also Mehdi [Abeid], who I have just met, players who speak my language, have helped me."
Obviously, I am very excited and I can also feel the pressure. I will have to deal with that and I will adapt.
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