Postiga pleased at English adaption
By Mark Kendall. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
HELDER POSTIGA has admitted that he is finding pre-season training at Tottenham harder than at Porto but insists he is adapting all the time to life in England.
The Portuguese Under-21 international star is preparing to embark on his first season of Premiership football following his £6.25 million move from the Portuguese champions, and claims he feels at ease in England.
"The approaches are different and the preparation (to football in England) also, and the pre-season is harder than in Portugal," declared Postiga.
"But I am almost as I was at home (in Portugal), I'm just worrying about my football and everything is going well."
The 20-year-old had words of praise for new boss Glenn Hoddle, stating: "He told me just to work on my football and not worry about anything else, and we speak whenever necessary."
Postiga did go on to concede that he was still having trouble with the language barrier, but added that his new team-mates Gustavo Poyet and Mauricio Taricco were helping him to communicate.
He added: "They are important to me because they help me as I'm not capable of maintaining fluent English.
"But already I'm beginning to feel at ease."