West Ham United midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate appears at home on and off the pitch since arriving at the Boleyn Ground this summer.
Kouyate's performances for the Hammers so far have caught the eye, with his imposing displays allowing his side to win the midfield battle.
And it seems that settling in the dressing room has also been a simple transition, due to the bond he has formed with some of the Hammers' other new arrivals.
Kouyate joined in what was a busy summer for Sam Allardyce's men and having so many teammates arrive at the same time seems to have increased team spirit in the group.
The Senegalese midfielder has already formed strong relationships with Diafra Sakho and Alex Song since arriving in East London and he says that he is glad to be able to share this experience with the duo.
"Alex is a great guy and I'm very happy him and Diafra are here," he said to the club's official site. "We get on very well."
This chemistry the squad have away from matches is clearly translating into success on the pitch, as West Ham have enjoyed their best start to a season in years.
Allardyce's men are in the Champions League qualification spots as things stand and Kouyate says that the team are starting to think about European football.
"We've had a great start to the season and anything is possible in football," he enthused. "We need to stay humble, work hard but it's possible that we can qualify for Europe."
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