Donovan looking forward to Premier League challenge

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On-loan Everton forward Landon Donovan has no concerns about making the transition from Major League Soccer to the Barclays Premier League.

The United States international has started a 10-week temporary spell while the Los Angeles Galaxy are still on a close-season break. MLS is regarded in derogatory terms in relation to the standard of football but Donovan, who is a 120-cap international and the USA's record goalscorer, is keen to show he can cope in one of the world's top leagues.

"Obviously MLS is not the Premier League and we all know that but I've played in big games," said the 27-year-old.

"I played a few at the beginning of last year with Bayern Munich (where he had a similar loan deal), World Cup qualifiers and the Confederations Cup.

"There will be an adjustment period as I get used to the style here as the game is very different but I'm going to try to adapt very quickly.

"It's going to take a little bit of time but I feel pretty close to being as fit as I can be and obviously playing games will get that final piece of fitness."

Donovan is likely to come up against many of the England players he will face on international duty at this summer's World Cup and he admits he is keen to test himself against them on a more regular basis.

"It will be good to play against some of these and gauge where you're at against them," he added.

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