Emanuele Giaccherini is delighted with his first weeks at Sunderland.
"I have always been a big fan of English football because it is a spectacular type of football," Giaccherini said.
"The fans are fantastic, there is massive respect. The people come to the stadiums to watch the football and the support the teams.
"After the game, there isn't the same pressure. On the other hand, in Italy, there is a lot of pressure and also sometimes not nice things happen.
"And also the chance to be a regular starter. At Juventus, I didn't have that because there were a lot of important players in front of me.
"I have put myself at the disposal of the coach for this project and I am happy to be part of it."
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