Sofiane Feghouli says he is gradually settling in at West Ham despite facing a “radical change” in football style when he first arrived in the Premier League.
The Algerian international moved to the London Stadium in the summer after six years in La Liga with Valencia but suffered a hamstring injury in August that sidelined him for six weeks. On his return he found it difficult to break into Slaven Bilic’s side and admits he struggled to adapt to a more direct style of play in the Premier League, but is happy with scoring twice after starting eight league games in a row between January and March.
“It’s been a radical change in footballing terms,” Feghouli told the club’s website. “In Spain, the game is more about possession, technique and strategy, whereas football here is more direct.
“It’s a big change, but as I said, I’m happy with my statistics so far two goals and three assists in not many games. I’m gradually settling in.