West Ham picked up a 1-1 draw on the south coast at the weekend, with Fornals starting for Manuel Pellegrini’s side.
Fornals didn’t influence the match as much as many of the travelling West Ham fans were hoping.
And the Spanish new boy has admitted that he is finding it difficult to adjust to English football.
“This is all new for me,” he said. “It is a new league, a new experience, new stadiums and new rivals. It was a great match, a hard match and I’m happy for my first point in this league.
“It was very hard for me. I need to play more games to really understand the new game and my new team more.
“Many people talked about the characteristics of the Premier League, but you need to live these things to understand this league. It’s so hard, very difficult, and whatever team you play against in this league is very competitive.”
Fornals had an excellent pre-season at West Ham, and there are still very high hopes for him at the London Stadium.
The playmaker has been thrown in at the deep end at West Ham, as he has had to play against Manchester City and then away from home in his first two appearances.
West Ham are still looking for their first win of the season, after taking just one point from their first two outings.
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