Andreas Pereira insists he has no regrets about joining Valencia and is now settled at the club after moving on loan from Manchester United.
The Brazilian midfielder, who spent last season on loan at Granada, is now flourishing at the top end of the standings for Los Che, for whom he has played 11 matches this campaign.
“It's going well here,” Pereira told an interview with ESPN’s Andy Mitten.
“I had to adapt at the start because it's a different style of play to how I played at Granada and also at United.
“We play a 4-4-2 system here, but it wasn't just the football. I'm at a new club with new people in a new city. The football adaptation is the quickest part because I was in La Liga last season. I already spoke Spanish, too.
“But I'm settled and playing well, like the team. I have a house close to the training ground and I'm friends with Gabriel, Neto and [Goncalo] Guedes, the Portuguese speakers.
“I wasn't going to be a starting player at United this season, I felt that by coming here I would play more minutes. By playing I'll get better, I'll evolve.
“That is better than being on the bench where I get frustrated and it starts to work against me. Here, I'm playing, I'm happy and I'm getting better.
“People see that, United see that, and it will help me, Valencia and Manchester United. If I go back then I'll be a better player.
“I'm under pressure here, but in a positive way; I play against big teams in big stadiums. We're second in the league.”