Jordan Veretout has told Aston Villa’s official website that he feels he is improving by the week at Villa Park.
Veretout made a slow start to his career at Villa under the guidance of former manager Tim Sherwood, but he has been one of the players to benefit the most from Remi Garde’s appointment at the Midlands club.
The central midfielder has come straight back into Villa’s starting line-up since his compatriot took charge, and his recent performances have suggested that he is starting to adapt to English football.
And Veretout said: “It was hard at first being in a hotel. But I'm really settled in my home now with my family which is great. I think you can probably see that from my performances. I feel I'm improving each week.
"We feel at home in our new place - and the Christmas tree is already up! And, just as important, I feel at home in the Aston Villa family.
"The fans have been great with me, very supportive. I feel their passion every week and now it's about rewarding that with goals, results and progress up the table.”
Veretout has now made 12 appearances for Villa, and he has made a better impression than many of his new arrivals.
The Villans brought in a host of new faces during the summer transfer window, but most of them have failed to make the desired impact so far.
As a result Villa’s form has been poor since the campaign began, and they are now without a win in their last 15 Premier League matches.
That disastrous run of results has left them eight points adrift of safety, and Villa's next match comes against a fast improving Newcastle United on Saturday.