New Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado cannot wait to face the new physical challenges of the English Premier League.
The 28-year-old signed from Valencia in a club-record £26m deal earlier this month and is desperate to repay his new employers and fire the London team back into the Champions League.
"I think the most important thing is to be in shape," he told AFPTV. "The intensity of the Premier League, it's very different from La Liga and here football is a lot more physical and a lot more difficult.
"But I think that's good because it gives a lot of rhythm to the game and I think that can be good for me."
The Spain international scored on his debut in a 1-1 friendly draw with Espanyol at the weekend, but insisted he had no concerns with his price-tag heading into his debut campaign at White Hart Lane.
"I am very happy to have this opportunity, to be able to play for a historical club like Tottenham and I'm really happy because it's a unique opportunity," he added.
"I hope I won't disappoint and I will do everything I can to score a lot, which is why they hired me, and be even happier here."