Aston Villa fullback Matt Lowton admits a spell on-loan at Hungarian club Ferencvaros helped his development.
Lowton, while an 18 year-old on Sheffield United's books, was farmed out to the Hungarian outfit.
"I went abroad for 10 months and I had to grow up fast living on my own out there straight away," he told Villa's website. "For the first time in my life I had to do everything for myself, things like washing - I even dabbled in a bit of ironing! I didn't learn much Hungarian though - it's the hardest language in the world! I tried, I picked up a few words here and there like you do but it's a really hard language to learn.
"But it was great, the environment, a different culture ... the fans of Ferencvaros, they were a crazy set of fans! We had one game called off because we were losing 3-1 and the fans set the stand on fire! Unbelievable!"