Striker Marko Futacs hungry to make an impression at Leicester City
Leicester City's Hungarian striker Marko Futacs believes English football is tailor-made for him.
The 6ft 5in striker said he chose to come to England because he loved the physical approach in this country.
After his debut season at Portsmouth last year, the 22-year-old feels he is now ready to show City fans that he has settled into life in the Championship.
"For a striker, it is the best place to be because there are many goals," he said.
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"Plus, for me, being a tall striker, this is the best place for me to play. It suits my natural game. I like to fight. The Championship surprised me after Germany and France, but after a year I feel more confident now."
Budapest-born Futacs feels he is ready to fight for a starting berth in Nigel Pearson's attack, despite the plethora of strikers currently available.
Pearson can call upon David Nugent, Jermaine Beckford, Jamie Vardy, Martyn Waghorn and Jeff Schlupp, but Futacs welcomes the competition.
"It is great for my head to have so many strikers here because you have to give 100 per cent in every training session to get into the team," said Futacs, who has been playing catch-up after suffering a knee injury in pre-season.
"While I have been watching, I have been impressed with the chances we have created," he said.
"The strikers have worked hard. We have great players and a great team. We feel confident we can go on a good run."
Futacs said he is starting to feel just as settled off the pitch as he is with the English approach on it, and admits he is starting to hold his own in the dressing-room banter battles.
"It is not so easy to get involved in the banter," he said.
"It was worse last year but this is my second year, so I am starting to understand the jokes.
"I feel at home in England now. I have my own place and my girlfriend is with me.
"She learned to speak English in school but it is not the same as when you come here.
"You have to be confident and try to talk to everyone. That is why I am better now and more confident."
He added: "I have been here two years now so I can easily talk to the players or someone in the city."