Urby Emanuelson has revealed he was very pleased with his spell at Fulham after arriving in January on loan.
Emanuelson was loaned from Italian giants AC Milan in January and featured in 13 appearances for the Cottagers before his return to the San Siro.
The 26-year old feels that he adjusted well to life in England after arriving halfway through a season. Despite starting on the bench, Emanuelson became a part of Martin Jol's plans and scored on his final appearance for the Cottagers against Swansea.
“After finding my feet a little, I think I adapted and adjusted to the demands of English football,” Emanuelson told the official website.
“I’d played in Italy and Holland – two very good leagues, as well as the Champions League. However, the football in this country is totally different – I don’t think you can really prepare for the intensity. You just have to get in and play.”
Emanuelson began his career at Ajax in Holland where his manager was current Fulham manager Martin Jol and spent seven years at the club before moving to AC Milan.
The Dutch International revealed that he had always wanted to play in the Premier League and was thankful that he had been given his opportunity.
“My first game for Fulham against Manchester United is one of the big highlights of my career, not just this season,” he said.
“But just to be competing in the Barclays Premier League was probably the best one for me.
“I came in during January, which had been kind of a winter break for me – I know that they do not have those in England, though. It was a great opportunity for me at Fulham as I’d always wanted to play in the Premier League. That was my personal highlight.”
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