Mikel Merino believes he's a better player than when he first arrived
“I’m feeling good. I’m starting again to play football and feel like a valuable player again. I think that the Premier League is a hard league, a tough league. Players are strong, fast, quick. It’s different to what I was used to in Spain. It’s a different kind of football. I’m learning about it, and I’m happy to be in this competitive league. I’m learning a lot. I know I have a lot more things to learn. I will try to do it.
“When you’re playing against the best and you’re with the best, you learn more. I think I’m a better player now than when I arrived. This is what it is. You have to try to improve every single day, and that’s what I’m trying to do. I’m trying to be the best player I can and be the most competitive and complete player I can be.
“When you’re in Spain, you just know that there are a lot of cups in England. You don’t know which one is more special than the other! In Spain, when you have a cup, the stadiums are not full, because it’s a cup, and it’s not the main championship. Here in England, you have a cup and the stadiums are full, because everybody wants to see that competition. It’s a good thing here in England. It’s our idea to try to go as far as we can in every competition. Our mood is always to win every game and give our best.”