Altidore settled at Hull

Striker getting to grips with Premier League

Altidore: Pleased with progress

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Hull City striker Jozy Altidore believes he has now learned how to play in the Premier League.

The American striker arrived at the KC Stadium with a big reputation last summer after the Tigers agreed a one-year loan deal with Villarreal.

Having grown accustomed to Spanish football, Altidore admits he struggled initially with the demands of a different style.

But the 20-year-old has gradually begun to have more of an impact and he performed well in the 2-0 victory over Fulham on Saturday.

Manager Iain Dowie has already praised Altidore for his display and the player hopes to be a key man in the Tigers' survival battle.

"I think I'm just getting more comfortable within the team. What people maybe didn't understand was that the style of play I was accustomed to was the complete opposite to what we have here," Altidore told the club's official website.

Adapt

"I'm not saying that it's better here or better where I was, it's just completely different.

"I think you adapt because you are forced to adapt. I'm comfortable with it now and I understand what is needed from me.

"But it's not really about individuals. The whole project at a club like this is to form a foundation and that's what we're trying to do.

"It's not easy, but our job is to keep the team up."