Bought by Brentford over the summer, Saïd Benrahma has made a promising start to his Championship career.
Despite starting the first four games of the season on the bench, the forward has shown why Dean Smith has started to place more faith in his ability, picking up four assists over the past five games.
Add to that a goal in the 4-2 win over Southend United in the EFL Cup back in mid-August and Benrahma is starting to look like a steal at £1.5m.
Speaking to DZ Foot in Algeria, the player discussed his recent form, and revealed why he appears to already be so comfortable at his new club.
He said: “My adaptation went rather well because Brentford is a family club. On top of that, there was Neal Maupay, a player I was with at Nice, which made my integration easier.”
Feeling like this could be the turning point in his career, the right-winger is using Riyad Mahrez as his inspiration following the Algeria international’s meteoric rise in world football after his move from Le Havre to Leicester City.
Despite this, he isn’t getting carried away just yet, as he explained to the website what his goals are for the season.
He continued: “Brentford want to be near the top of the table, we have a quality team and we can hope to meet our goals at the end of the season. On a personal level, I want to keep playing every game, be decisive and perform every time I step on the pitch.”
As for whether he regrets leaving Nice, the answer is no.