Floyd Ayite feels he is slowly adjusting to English football – and believes picking up more of the language has really helped.
The Togo international has had to get used to the rough and tumble of the English game but has given great credit to Slavisa Jokanovic and the rest of the Fulham coaching staff for helping him settle in. The 28 year-old was disappointed to miss a number of excellent chances to wrap the game up at Ipswich on Boxing Day, but his impact at Craven Cottage in recent weeks has been shown by a return of four goals in as many games.
Ayite told GetWestLondon after the win at the Portman Road:
There is a more aggressive way in the English game in terms of challenges and the speed at which the game is played. But it is not a matter of needing to be fitter to play in England, more a question of adaptation and listening to your coaches. I’m feeling a lot better about the challenge and that I am making progress all the time.
When you play on the pitch there are certain codes that you understand as football is a global language. But I would rather speak English a lot better and I feel I am making progress with this every day now.