Sulley Muntari was pleased to make his return to the Premier League at the weekend.
The Inter Milan midfielder joined Sunderland last week on loan for the rest of the season.
The former Portsmouth star made his debut for the Black Cats at Stoke in the 3-2 defeat and he was pleased to be back in England despite the result.
"It was not a good feeling because we wanted to win and get three points," he said.
"For the past week I have been training with them and they are fantastic guys and it is amazing here so we are going to have a good season.
"I am very happy to be back but all the same it is a bit sad.
"But we have a good manager and the guys are good and we are determined to win the next game.
"I thought some of our football and movement and passing was good at times, however, not being able to handle balls played into our box cost us the match.
"We controlled the game for long periods so that is why the result is so painful because we couldn't hold on.
"We are not happy with the result so now we will put it aside and look to the next game (at home to Tottenham next weekend).
"It is our job to move on from this. If you lose a game it is not the end of your life, there is more to come.
"We will go home and prepare for Spurs, which we want to win at all costs."