By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
Emmanuel Rivière believes he is perfectly suited to the Barclays Premier League, after switching to Newcastle United.
The 24-year-old striker swapped Monaco for Tyneside on Wednesday night, achieving a boyhood dream of playing in the English top flight.
And Rivière is looking forward to pulling on the famous black and white striped shirt and giving defenders this side of the Channel the runaround.
"I am a striker who is fast and strong, and I score goals. I think my characteristics are good for the Premier League.
"I love space to run and tire out defenders, and I work for the team.
"I want to adapt quickly to the Premier League because it is not Ligue 1. They are very different.
"I will work hard to adapt fast, and to play for Newcastle."