Didier Digard is delighted with how he has settled into life at Middlesbrough.
The summer signing from Paris Saint Germain has showed up well in the handful of games he has featured in so far.
The 22-year-old France Under 21 international admits things are going very well for him.
"Everything's great, I'm discovering another culture, another approach of football that suits me pretty well," Digard told football365.fr.
"Without underestimating the French league, that's a different world, but not anybody would like it.
"I'm going to keep on working in order to impose myself in this team.
"This summer I had other offers and I needed to leave PSG. It's not about competition.
"I just needed to move to England for many reasons and it suits me better.
"Tactically, the Premier League is not as clean as the French one but it's much more intense because you never have a moment to rest. That's the high level.
"I'm settling into the squad pretty well, it's a solid and homogeneous group with many different nationalities but there're no clans, as everybody is part of the same plan."
The tough-tacking midfielder is also impressed with his new team-mates.
"We're not the most media exposed team but there are very good players anyway, such as Brazilian striker Afonso Alves, who is very consistent and comfortable in front of the goal," he continued.
"There is also the Turkish Tuncay Sanli, who is technically remarkable. Besides, his defensive work is tremendous.
"Frenchman Jeremie Aliadiere brings his quickness behind the attack.
"There's an England international, Stewart Downing, who is quick with exceptional shooting abilities, and there are also plenty of other good players."
Digard thinks Boro are capable of pushing for a top-eight finish.
"We can achieve some interesting results, finishing between the fifth and the eighth spot would be very good and we are going to fight with Portsmouth, Aston Villa, Everton, Tottenham and Manchester City," he said.
"I'm delighted to be part of this squad, but we know who we are and can't rival Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal.
"Anything can happen during a game, but during a season it's harder. This season we were one-goal ahead of Liverpool with ten minutes to go but finally lost 2-1. Why? It's simple, they are monsters."