Kamo Mokotjo believes he has settled into life at Brentford but admitted it was difficult to adjust from the Dutch Eredivisie to the hustle and bustle of the Championship.
The South African international had a slow start at Griffin Park but his last two starts, away at Middlesbrough and Preston, suggest that he is adapting to life in England.
And he admitted that he expected there to be a period where he settles into what is asked of him.
He said: “I feel settled now and this victory helps. It's been hard. It's been a huge adjustment.
“I expected it so I wasn't too hard on myself and I understood I had to get used to the environment and the environment has to get used to me.
“The more games I play the more I'll get into my flow and that's the important thing.”
Some players find the little things in England, such as driving on the left, as something they need to get used to but, for Mokotjo, it was all about the intensity.
He added: “It has nothing to do with the lifestyle. It has a lot to do with stuff on the pitch and how the club invest in you.
“You have to do a lot and the intensity of things is much quicker. I'm a very calm person so it was moving a bit too quick for me but I have found my place now and I'm feeling good.
“As long as I'm doing the right things and developing as a player, that's the important thing. I need to do the right things.”
Those away performances have led to Mokotjo being seen as an away specialist, although Dean Smith disagrees, and the South African believes those performances will become the norm at Griffin Park.
He added: “The home games will come for me so I'm not worried about that. I'm a player that keeps working on himself physically, mentally and also on the football side.
“Game day is my stage to show what I've been practising so when I do get on the pitch I have no fear. Whether it's home or away, I try to make the right choices and be influential for the team.”