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Southampton's Osvaldo loving Premier League challenge

Southampton striker Dani Osvaldo says he is slowly but surely adjusting to life in the Premier League.

The 27-year old Argentine-born Italian striker joined the Saints from AS Roma in the summer after spending almost his entire career in Serie A - apart from an 18-month spell in Spain with Espanyol - after starting his playing days with Huracan.

Osvaldo, who netted his first goal in the weekend's 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace, admits English football will take some time to adapt to but feels he is headed in the right direction.

"I am getting adapted to English football. It is very different to Italian and Spanish," he said in an interview with Telenoche.

"In England, football is much more physical than Italian and Spanish, and it is played with an impressive rhythm despite the fact it's less technical than in Spain.

"What I like very much is the passion of the supporters, it's like they are crazy during the match but once it ends, everything is calm. They salute their team and go home without any problem, that's fantastic."

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Andrew Slevison
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