David Silva has rejected the theory he is too small to make an impact in the Premier League.
After a slow start to life in England, Silva opened the scoring and produced by far his best performance for Manchester City in their Europa League success over Salzburg on Thursday.
Yet there are some who claim it will be different in the Premier League because the Spain playmaker lacks the physical stature to make an impact.
"I do not agree that I am too small," he said. "I know people say you have to be big and strong to play in the Premier League but you cannot just judge a player by their size. You have to look at their other qualities too.
"Look at Spain, we won the World Cup with small players. In the Spanish team, we have the three main attributes of a winning team. We are good technically, we are quick, but also strong.
"I'm confident I can be a success in English football. As I have said all along, I just need time."