Netherlands international Urby Emanuelson left Amsterdam giants Ajax for Serie A table toppers Milan in the January transfer window and the versatile midfielder is very pleased with his transfer to Italy.
"I'm really enjoying myself in Italy. I already understand a little bit of Italian so I get most of the things that are happening around me. I'm also taking Italian classes and I aim to be fluent as soon as possible," said Emanuelson to Goal.com. "I'm currently living in a hotel, but I'm hopeful that we'll find a permanent place to stay pretty soon."
"There's a huge difference between Ajax's training ground and Milan's. I had to do all kinds of tests at Milanello and they do their utmost to make sure you're fully match fit. It's completely different from Ajax. I'm running into a lot of new things here.
"Milan have a lot great players and it's up to me to play at the same level as they do. The lads have been really helpful in making me feel at home. We have a great team and it's like we're all one big family. That's a very pleasant experience."
Emanuelson spoke also about the prospects of getting regular first team action at the Rossoneri and pointed out that Milan see him as an important player for the future.
"Milan signed me because they consider me to be an important player for the future. They signed me with immediate effect to give me the chance to slowly adapt to my new surroundings and gain some Serie A experience. I got some playing time in our past three games and I have a good feeling about those games.
"There's a huge difference between Serie A and Eredivisie. People approach their football in a different way and there's a big difference in the level of play. The small teams don't allow you any space to play your own game. Either way, I'm feeling very well here and it's up to me to prove my worth in the playing time I get."