Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Willian Jose says that the Premier League is ‘totally different’ to Spanish and Brazilian football.
The 29-year-old has been reflecting on his first couple of months at Molineux, following a loan move to the club from Real Sociedad.
Jose has struggled to pull up trees so far, failing to score in his first nine appearances.
He has shown decent link-up play at times, but some fans have expected a lot more from the South American.
His struggles perhaps reinforce the idea that the English top-flight is a very tough league to do well in straight away.
Jose has certainly been surprised at the nature of the competition, telling the Express & Star: “Brazilian football is more similar to Spanish football, you know. You have more time on the ball, and here it is totally different.
“It’s all about speed and strength, that’s what I think.
“A lot of strength and speed because there’s more possession on the flanks, the positioning here, you have to be constantly on your toes, because anything can happen.”
Jose needs that first goal
In the eyes of some, Jose has made a positive impact for Wolves.
Results do seem to have picked up with him being in the side.
That said, the fact he is still looking for his first goal two months after joining, considering the reputation he arrived with, is a little disappointing.
In fairness to Jose the Premier League is a tough competition, and it’s often hard for players coming in from other leagues, especially mid-season.
Hopefully that first goal will arrive soon for the South American to get that confidence flowing.
At the moment, that permanent transfer doesn’t look too likely.