Postiga wants to prove himself
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Postiga arrived from Porto in a £6.25 million deal in the summer, but he is yet to score for Spurs and has struggled to settle.
Reports have even suggested that he could be on his way out of the club, but he has vehemently denied that he could be leaving.
"First of all I want to say that rumours suggesting I want to leave are not true," he said.
"At this moment it is difficult for me to adapt at Tottenham because I have never been outside my own country before.
"So my adaptation is difficult but given time, things will improve for me.
"That is why my girlfriend Filipa being here is very important for me because she is my company here. It would have been very difficult if she had not come over with me. I would have been on my own.
"The fact I have not scored yet does not play on my mind. I hope to score for the club and I want to make it clear I do not feel any pressure on me.
"If Tottenham play well and win the game, that is more important for me.
"Life is very different for me in England compared to Portugal, both the customs and the people. The biggest thing I've found is that at five o'clock in this country, all shops close. In Portugal they stay open until eight.
"There are differences on the pitch. Over here it is more physical and quicker. Back home, it is slower. I need to play for a few games to get used to the game here. I need to change my game a little bit and I know that because Tottenham paid a lot of money for me.
"When players are on the bench they are unhappy because they are not playing in the first team. This is normal. All players want to play and so do I."