While Jores Okore has impressed Aston Villa fans with his recent performances, the Danish centre-back insists there is much more to come from him.
Okore, 22, endured a frustrating first season at Villa Park after arriving from FC Nordsjælland in June 2013 for around £4 million, making just four total appearances before rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament.
After returning to training during pre-season, the 10-times capped international remained on the fringes of the first-team over the first few months of his campaign before taking full advantage of injuries to break back into the line-up.
He has since made nine starts in 10 total appearances, earning rave reviews in the process, but stresses that he is still adapting to English football at this stage.
"But I am on the way. I am still really getting a feel for it. The more games I play the better I will feel and play on the pitch. I feel it will come this season definitely.
"The more I train and the more I play the better I am going to get, but I'm really enjoying myself and I'm eager to keep progressing."
Okore has struck up a superb rapport with centre-back partner Ciaran Clark in recent weeks in the absence of skipper Ron Vlaar, Phillipe Senderos and Nathan Baker, and the in-form defender reserved special praise for his teammate.
"There's a lot of good players here - and in the centre-back area there's Ciaran, Ron, Nathan and Philippe”, he said. “That's a lot of players for a few positions so you have to be sharp and ready to take your chance when you get it in the team.
"I think Ciaran is a really good player so I don't think we're weaker if one of us is off the field.
"There's a lot of talent here and good players. Any of us can go in and do a job without dropping the level of the defence. That's a nice thing we have in our team.
"Anyone at the back when they play at their best is at a very high level. It makes it hard for anyone to keep their position."