Sunderland striker Louis Saha says his new club have lots of quality, and he is "very happy to be part of such an enjoyable way" of playing football.
The Frenchman joined the club in August after his short-term spell at Tottenham expired, and after making appearances from the bench in each of their three games so far this term, he says he is delighted with life in the north-east.
"We have good players here, and not only the strikers can score goals," Saha told the club's official website.
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"There is quality in the side and I am very happy to be part of such an enjoyable way to play football.
"It's great to be here. In the manager's mind I think he can see clearly that he wants nice football and to see the players enjoying themselves.
"The team spirit is there and we have players like Lee Cattermole to make sure the balance is right. It's a good set-up.
"We have a good team and can look for good things this season. I'm pretty sure that at the end of the day we are going to be happy."
Saha is now one of the players still at the club's training ground with 12 others absent due to international duty, and while he says while it is difficult to adjust to, he is using the opportunity to build up his fitness.
He added: "It's a bit stop start at the moment, but the lads are concentrating. This is a good opportunity for some players to get some fitness.
"We have to chance to work really hard to make sure that when the Premier League kicks in again next week we are ready and at full fitness."