Newcastle United forward Ayoze Perez has been speaking about how he is settling in at St James’ Park in an interview with Spanish newspaper AS.
The former Tenerife player has shone for Alan Pardew’s side in recent weeks, scoring match-winning goals against Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, and his boss has recently hinted that he is only going to get better over time.
In the interview, Perez revealed how he felt following his goal-scoring exploits and the difference between Premier League and Segunda Division football.
“I am in the middle of a dream I do not want to leave,” Perez said. “I love the Premier League and have been lucky enough to score in consecutive matches and enjoy four straight wins.
“I cannot ask for more. In a matter of days everything has changed for me in a big way.”
Perez waited patiently for his first Newcastle goal as he was used sparingly in his first few months at the club. But having been given more chances he has repaid Pardew in emphatically, helping his club climb up a table they were only recently at the bottom of.
Perez scored 16 goals for Tenerife last season but he has acknowledged the challenges his new surroundings bring.
“The matches are one or two notches higher than in Spain with the intensity levels,” he said. “But you have to adapt to it quickly.”
It appears he has done that in some style.