Alonso pleased to progress
Marcos Alonso believes he is adapting to English football with every game following his performance at Fulham.
Last Updated: 21/02/11 3:48pm
Bolton defender Marcos Alonso believes he is adapting to English football with every game following his performance at Fulham.
The 20-year-old left-back arrived at the Reebok last summer from Real Madrid but has only made six appearances this season after finding it difficult to settle.
Alonso was drafted into the side for the FA Cup clash at Craven Cottage this weekend following an injury to Sam Ricketts, and he performed admirably as the Trotters held out for a 1-0 victory.
The young Spaniard enjoyed filling in and reveals he is feeling more at home at Bolton as the days go by.
"It was a great time to come in and play," he said in the Bolton News. "I feel like I am getting better with each game.
"I want to keep working hard and winning games like this. I really enjoyed my performance.
"You know you are going to be in for a difficult afternoon against any player in this league. But I was pleased with how I played.
"We got another clean sheet and I want it to carry on this way against Newcastle on Saturday.
"I am settling into the club and English football now. I am very happy with how things are going."
Alonso, who had an ankle problem earlier in the campaign, admits it was difficult to settle at first but is now optimistic for the future.
"It was difficult at first because I was injured at the beginning of the season and I wasn't feeling okay," he added.
"It was also a very different kind of football but now I am feeling very good and I feel like I am improving all the time.
"After all my hard work, I'm happy that I am now doing good things."