Georginio Wijnaldum admits he is noticing differences between football in the Netherlands' top flight, the Eredivisie, and England's Premier League.
The attacking midfielder swapped Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven for Newcastle United in the summer transfer window, with eyebrows being raised in his native Netherlands over his choice of destination.
Wijnaldum's partner in crime at PSV, Memphis Depay, joined Manchester United, the pair having been crucial in helping the Eindhoven-based side to win the title.
In England, Wijnaldum admits he is having to get to grips with a very different type of football with the emphasis always on attack.
Wijnaldum told PSV Supporter: "Football here is much quicker.
"In the Netherlands, teams wait patiently for opportunities or openings to play football.
"Here it is attack, attack and attack again, no matter how."
So far this season the former PSV star has made 17 appearances in all competitions for Newcastle, hitting the back of the net on seven occasions and providing his team-mates with two assists.
Wijnaldum's Magpies struggled at the start of the campaign, but have seen their form pick up of late and now sit 15th in the Premier League standings with 16 points from 16 games.