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The Italy international striker was eager to play abroad after Serie A club Roma made it clear they were planning to sell him to the Premier League side

Pablo Osvaldo is confident he will adapt to life at Southampton after making the move to the south coast from Roma.

The Italy international signed for Southampton in a club-record deal in August, and is pleased with his decision to make the switch to the Premier League.

"I found a good group of players and I am relaxed, which is the important thing," he told Sky Sport Italia.

"I wanted to try an experience abroad, Southampton wanted me and so I decided they were the best option for me.

"I am really happy. I need to adapt to their style of football, which will take a little time, but I have faith."

The 27-year-old - who is currently on international duty with Italy - went on to explain that the decision for him to leave Roma was mutual between himself and the Serie A outfit.

However, he added that he was left in no uncertain terms with regard to the club's position on his future.

"Was I in exile [at Roma]? No, I didn't feel that way," he said. "I decided to leave along with the club, who made it clear they wanted me to go.

"What do I say to the fans? The normal fans always showed affection for me. Then there are those who don’t experience love the right way and fortunately they are in the minority."

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