Brighton and Hove Albion defender Marc Cucurella has hailed life in the Premier League, insisting he’s having a ‘spectacular’ time at his new club.
Cucurella joined Brighton in a £16.2m deal from Getafe in the summer, having established himself as the star of the show at the Spanish club during successive loan spells from Barcelona.
He’s proven to be an instant hit with Graham Potter’s side, starting four of their seven Premier League games so far and leaving a positive impression in each.
Indeed, he has been warmly accepted by the Brighton faithful, who have quickly grown to like his energetic style and all-action performances.
It’s still early days for the 23-year-old, who has had to adapt to numerous different things at his new club after spending the entirety of his career in Spain before the move to Brighton.
One of the big things he’s had to become accustomed to is the style of football in the Premier League, something he doesn’t seem to be too bothered about.
“I don’t know if the Premier League is better or worse than LaLiga, but it’s more entertaining,” he told Marca.
“In Spain, there is much more order, and the games are decided by small details, and here everything is more open.
“Here you play to attack, to win the game, and the footballer has a great time. It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed it so much. It’s spectacular.
“The Premier League has a big impact, they bet on young players and they have a more attractive football. It is an important step for young players who want to play in the big teams of world football.
“Everyone here has a song. And mine is something like ‘Drinks Estrella, Eats Paella, Marc Cucurella.”