No "Fog On The Tyne" For Martins

Last updated : 29 January 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor

The Newcastle striker scored his 10th goal of the season at Tottenham and says the transition from life in Italy to England was difficult at first, but he has settled now.

Martins: "Newcastle is a cool place and I'm enjoying living here. I live on the Quayside and I love the view of the River Tyne and the bridges.

"My brothers and my sisters and my mum are coming over next week and they will help me to settle.

"I am not totally used to the English game yet, but I am only 22 and I believe I will get better and better. I have not found the pace of the Premiership a problem, but the physical side of the game is different.

"I didn't have the best of starts for Newcastle, but recently I have been playing well and I'm pleased with how things are going. I have scored 10, but I don't have a target and if I keep working hard, goals will come.

"I would certainly say to the Newcastle fans that the best of me is yet to come."