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Lass grateful to Real Madrid teammates for support

Lassana Diarra says the key to his quick adjustment at Real Madrid is the support he's received since arriving from Portsmouth.

"It is because of the club," said Lass. "Everyone has done everything possible for me to integrate. Important people like Raul and Sergio Ramos have talked with me and asked if he needed anything.

"Then, during training, I received gestures of affection from my teammates that helps me feel integrated. Sometimes a pat on the back is enough.

"I've spent a lot of time with Arjen Robben, who I already knew from Chelsea, and also (Wesley) Sneijder.

"Juande (Ramos) has also given me great confidence from the outset."

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