Dean Smith believes his Brentford side will only improve as they continue to work with each other.
The Bees made five astute signings during the window but, given the way they play and the fact that Kamo Mokotjo, Henrik Dalsgaard and Neal Maupay are having to adapt to English football, means that patience is needed.
And Smith believes that his squad are learning all the time and are improving as the campaign goes on.
“They get to know their nuances in training. They also get to know about what we like and what we do.
“Dutch football is very much man to man whereas here we're dictated by the ball. He's picked up on it and tactically has got better.
Results have been poor in the league so far this season, although performances have been strong and Smith believes that, once the Bees start taking their chances, they will fly up the table.
He added: “We actually played as well in the period but we haven't go the points tally. Including the cup games, we've lost three games and it's hard to put your finger on how we've lost the game.
“Sheffield United was tight. Nottingham Forest scored two wondergoals. At Ipswich, we were the aggressors for the majority of the game.
“We haven't taken our chances and when we've scored on top we're normally very good. We're working on it and will put it right.”
The international break gave Smith and his team a chance to work on things on the Jersey Road training ground ahead of the next run of fixtures here.
He explained: “We've done a lot of work in the break. We're at a level where we have players who were on international duty.
“The Danish lads came back with big smiles on their faces. Henrik and Andreas were excellent against Poland.
“They've come back after two great performances and great wins. Kamo went to South Africa and they lost both games and he got 20 minutes on a plastic pitch. We've been working on a number of things with the lads remaining here.”