Pablo Barrera is finding his feet at West Ham and insists there is still plenty more to come from him.
The Mexican winger joined the Hammers from Pumas over the summer in a £4million deal, with a decent showing at the 2010 World Cup earning him a switch to England.
He has appeared in 14 Premier League fixtures so far this term, but has only offered fleeting glimpses of the quality he possesses.
The 23-year-old admits that it has taken him a while to get to grips with life at Upton Park, but has assured West Ham supporters that he is close to recapturing his best form.
"As every week goes by, I am settling in more to the team and life in London," Barrera said.
"English football is a lot more physical than other leagues with plenty of strong challenges, and I have noticed a few more long balls up to the target-man with the ball in the air a bit more, but it is the kind of game I like and I love being a part of it.
"There is a good atmosphere at the club and I like my team-mates a lot."
Barrera is not the only Hammers star yet to hit top gear this term, with a faltering start to the season leaving the club languishing at the foot of the top flight table.
There were, however, signs in Saturday's 3-1 win over fellow strugglers Wigan that the corner has been turned and there is a belief within the camp that a route to safety can be negotiated.
"During the week, we had discussed what we had to do to be better to turn the corner," said Barrera.
"Mainly we have talked about concentrating more during the 90 minutes because those lapses in concentration had cost us some wins and we ended up drawing them instead.
"In general the team has been playing well, but we just needed that focus until the last second of the game."