Maxime Colin feels much more settled in England after his first six months at Brentford.
The Bees moved to sign the former Anderlecht right back after selling Moses Odubajo to Hull in the summer.
And the 24-year-old paid tribute to former Bee Toumani Diagouraga for helping him settle and also believes his time on the sidelines due to injury has enabled him to get used to English football.
Colin said: “At the beginning, it was a bit difficult. Toumani Diagouraga made it easy for us to adapt to a new club.
“When you arrive at a new club you need to adapt to the culture. Now, it's got better.
“When I was injured, I had time to improve my English and discover London and everything. Now I'm back on the pitch I need to be focused.”
Colin was speaking at a Brentford Community Sports Trust event at Cardinal Wiseman school in Greenford where he was helping 22 year 10 and 11 students prepare for their GCSE French oral exam.
He added: “I have good memories of school so it's nice to come and see people, especially if they're learning French.
“Sometimes, we know we don't understand the question so I can understand why they don't understand what we said in French.
“To be a perfect student you need to improve so you start from the basics.”
As for the rest of the season, Colin wants to improve from his display against Brighton and find consistency in good performances.
He added: “For myself, I try to do my best. I was disappointed with my performance against Brighton so I need to find my best level again.
“I need to find my fitness and the most difficult thing is to play consistently well. We need to keep going.
“For the team, I hope we can win most of the games and finish high in the table and, maybe, if we go on a really good run we can get into the play-offs but that'll be difficult.”
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