Sheffield Wednesday forward Marco Matias discusses the difficulty of adjusting to the English game

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The 26-year-old has had a mixed time since moving to the Championship.

Marco Matias has conceded that he has found it difficult adjusting to the demands of the English game since his move to Sheffield Wednesday, but insisted that he is still enjoying his time in the Championship, the Yorkshire Post reports.

The 26-year-old joined the Owls in the summer having enjoyed a successful season with Nacional, but has struggled to make the same impact at Hillsborough, scoring just three times in 15 league games.

But the forward has suggested why he has failed to hit the ground running for Wednesday.

"English football is different," he told the Yorkshire Post.

"More strong, more fast than I am used to playing. But I like a lot of the English game. My dream was to play in England. I am here and very happy.

"I have not been able to play as many games [as I would have liked] but the fans have been great to me. Hillsborough is massive and the fans amazing."

After failing to score in his first four games for the club, Matias provided a glimpse of what he was capable of when he scored a stunning goal against Leeds that silenced the Elland Road crowd back in August.

Running onto a long pass, he flicked the ball over Whites defender Liam Cooper before smashing a volley into the top corner to give Carlos Carvalhal's men the lead. 

Unfortunately, that wonder-strike is as good as it has got for Matias, with just two goals coming since then. But with that moment of magic proving to everyone just what he can do, there is no doubt that once he is comfortable in the English game, he could be one of Wednesday's main goalscoring threats.

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