Yann M'Vila has gone straight into Sunderland's first-team since arriving on loan from Rubin Kazan.
M’Vila signed on a season-long loan from Rubin Kazan during the summer transfer window and has wasted no time settling into life at the Stadium of Light.
The French midfielder has quickly established his place in the Sunderland starting line-up, and M’Vila feels part of the reason for this is because his game is so well suited to English football.
“I’ve been working enormously hard to produce the maximum I can in every match,” M’Vila said.
“Individually it’s been good, but the most important thing is the team.
“The Premier League is not easy at all, but I think that I’ve been able to adapt to English football more quickly than other leagues because it suits my game. I like to play, but I also find that I can use my aggression here.
“It’s the type of football which I like, and the supporters here as well.”
M’Vila has brought power and presence to Sunderland’s starting XI, and he has become a key part of Sam Allardyce’s plans.
Although the 25-year-old gave away a penalty in his side’s last match against Southampton, he has still impressed supporters and has quickly become a fans’ favourite at the Stadium of Light.
M’Vila has coped better than most of Sunderland’s other summer signings, and it will be crucial that he maintains his current form if the Wearsiders are to work their way clear of relegation trouble.
Sunderland are currently four points adrift of safety, and their next match comes against Crystal Palace after the international break.