EAST RUTHERFORD – New Atletico Madrid signing Kieran Trippier said he is settling into life with the Spanish club quicker than expected thanks to his team mates, and reserved praise for his new manager's approach to coaching.
The England international completed a surprise move to Spain last week, and made his second start for his new club in their thumping 7-3 victory over city rivals Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup on Friday.
Speaking to Reuters after the match, the defender said he was relishing being out of his comfort zone in Spain, and has made learning the language his aim.
"I have slotted in better than expected to be honest," Trippier said. "The lads have been brilliant with me, all the staff have made me feel so welcome.
"It is about learning the language now and that is my priority, getting involved with the lads and everything around it, embracing the culture.