Erik Lamela admits he struggled to adapt when he first joined Tottenham but he now feels at home at White Hart Lane.
The Argentina forward was signed by former boss Andre Villas-Boas in a then club-record £30million deal from Italian side Roma in the summer of 2013 but injuries and poor form limited his involvement in his debut campaign with the club.
Lamela has thrived under current manager and compatriot Mauricio Pochettino’s guidance and the 24-year-old says he now feels settled with Spurs.
“At the beginning it was very tough, arriving in England, another style of football, another country, another language,” said Lamela, as reported by the club’s official website.
“I was injured for a long time as well. That was difficult. I played for three months but then I was injured for seven months.
“That’s football, you need to be strong and keep training.
“I feel well now. I feel good at the training ground and after training, I go home and it feels like home. That’s important. I’m always focused. I’m happy and that helps on the pitch.”
Lamela may be earning plaudits with his displays at present but the forward stressed results are all that matters.
He added: “I always look for the team first. If the team wins, I’m happy. If I play well but we don’t get three points, my feeling isn’t good. The most important thing is always to win.”