"I've adapted very well to life in London. You're always a bit overawed when you arrive at a club with so many big names," he told The Sun.
"But then you tell yourself 'They are people like me with two arms and two legs'. Of course, I have respect for the players who are already here but it is down to me to tread my own path.
"I told myself it would be a new country, a new culture, a new language.
"But I had already changed countries when I went from Belgium to France, so I had made a similar step before. This is my third country and I came here to play football.
"Like in every club, there's an initiation song. I sang a French rap song for them and made them laugh a lot, which is the main thing. Frank Lampard was laughing when I gave my first interview in English, so that must mean everyone was laughing. But it wasn't too bad for my first time speaking English.
"I managed to get two or three words out and you always get away with it when you smile.
"I'm lucky there are two or three Francophiles in the squad - Petr Cech speaks French and obviously so does Florent Malouda."