Aston Villa signing Moustapha Salifou has dismissed comparisons with French great Zinedine Zidane.
"Zidane was an amazing player and I'm very happy to be spoken of in this way. But I play my own game and will be judged on what I do at Aston Villa."
Like most imports, Salifou must first adjust to the frantic pace of life in the Barclays Premier League. But he is a man in a hurry as he looks to make his mark.
He added: "I know the Premier League is very fast and I have spoken to friends who tell me of the physical demands. There is a lot of quality in this league - a lot of good teams.
"I have arrived a little into the season and I need time to catch up. But I cannot wait to integrate myself into the group so I can help us progress as soon as possible.
"I have been very impressed by the manager and by the coaches. Now I would like to repay the warm welcome I've had by performing well for Aston Villa."