New Sunderland signing Ondrej Celustka says he is excited about his season long loan in the Premier League.
The Czech defender idnes.cz: "Every match against clubs from the top of the Premier League table is like the Champions League.
"The whole world is following this competition and together with the German Bundesliga, they are the best leagues in the world."
Despite interest from other clubs, including Crystal Palace and Lokomotiv Moscow, Trabzonspor opted to loan him to the Black Cats, and Celustka feels happy with the whole situation.
"In the first training session he (Di Canio) automatically put me at right-back and I had a good feeling about it," he added.
"He wants me to get used to the team as fast as possible.
"They are regular members in the Premier League. So far from what I have seen, the facilities are on a high level and the stadium is beautiful.
"They have about 40,000 fans attending every match and so far Sunderland have made the best impression on me."