Manchester City's Spanish star Jesus Navas is starting to enjoy life in the north and is looking forward to trophy success under Manuel Pellegrini.
Despite only starting eight games under the Chilean since joining from Sevilla this summer, the winger insists he has no regrets about swapping Spain for England.
The £18m man also hailed the competitiveness of the Premier League, adding he needed a new challenge after spending ten years at Sevilla.
"Pellegrini has welcomed me very well. He is a hard-worker, humble and simple," he told the Manchester Evening News.
"He likes his team to have the ball, and he's had success everywhere."
The winger is now settled at the Etihad Stadium, despite apparently suffering from severe homesickness.
He added: "Manchester City does not intimidate me and neither does the squad.
"In Sevilla I played in big games. I feel an important player for City and I'm happy."
Navas cited his former side's lack of title-winning ability as the reason he decided to swap Spain's sunny climate for the colder north-west of England.
"I am a player who always demands a lot of myself. I always want to get more. In the last few years at Sevilla we could not get titles and I wanted to grow as a player," the Spaniard continued.
"I was used to winning titles with my club and Spain. I wanted to keep doing it, and I had that option with City. They bet everything for me.
"I wanted to experience something new. What I got in Seville was unique, but I wanted a new challenge," he added.
In the current financial climate, the World Cup-winning Spaniard could turn out to be a bargain once he has adapted to the pace of England's top tier.
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