"If you look at the teams and the players in the Premiership now, I think my style of football will suit this league. I have good vision. I can read the game and pass well with both my right and left foot. I can beat players one on one and my crossing is good.
"A lot of Dutch players have been successful in the Premiership and I hope that I can follow in their footsteps."
De Ridder is renowned for his versatility, able to fill any position across the midfield or even play as a support striker. But he is no doubt where his best position lies.
"I have played mainly on the right of midfield during my career and it's the winger position that I prefer but I don't mind taking up other offensive or midfield roles," he said. "Steve told me that he thinks the same as me, that I can play in several positions but the right wing is my best position.
"I had very satisfying talks with Steve Bruce and I got a good feeling about the move to Birmingham City. The manager told me that he wanted me in his squad and that was the most important thing to hear."