Speaking to the official Aston Villa website, Jordan Ayew has discussed his first impressions of the Premier League following his summer move from France - and there is one thing that has really stood out.
The Ghanaian international said: “Me and the other new boys are still adapting ourselves to the Premier League. The intensity of the game here is incredible. That's something I have really noticed.”
Ayew has yet to have an impact with the Birmingham-based club, since his move from FC Lorient in Ligue 1.
The 23-year-old forward netted 12 times last term, but he has failed to score for Villa yet, and he looks slightly off the pace of the game whenever selected by Tim Sherwood.
That is not a surprise considering the Premier League is well known for its high energy play, and players arriving from foreign leagues generally take a few months to properly adapt to the English style of play.
Ayew was signed for his impressive goal threat, and at his young age, the forward has a long way to go before he has fully developed.
A slow start is nothing to be ashamed of for a player coming from abroad, and if Ayew starts to adapt to the English game and Villa’s style of play, then Sherwood has a potentially top class player on his hands.