David Silva believes he is improving as a player, as are the Manchester City team.
The Spain international has made a quiet start to his career at Eastlands following his £26million move from Valencia in the summer.
However, the 24-year-old playmaker is now coming to terms with life in the Premier League and inspired Roberto Mancini's side to a thrilling 3-2 victory against Blackpool on Sunday.
Silva told the club's official website: "I think that, physically, I'm feeling better day by day.
"Of course, I need to get a few more minutes on the pitch to get to optimum fitness levels and I'm sure that will happen with so many games coming up.
"I've been away a couple of times with national team and that hasn't helped.
"I've settled well in Manchester but, again, the international break probably came at a bad time for me.
"I love the club and fans already and I'm starting to learn English so I can communicate better with my team-mates so, as time goes on, things will get easier for me.
"I've been treated really well by everyone and the other players have been great, but I need to push on now.
"The Premier League is exactly the way I thought it would be with a high-tempo to the games.
"It's very competitive and a challenge, but one I'm enjoying and ultimately hope to thrive in.
"I think I'm getting up to speed now. It's not just about playing games, it's about getting more training sessions under your belt - something I've been able to do more of late.
"I'm getting there, just more slowly than I would have liked."