Manchester City midfielder David Silva has rubbished claims that he is unsettled in England and looking for a return to his native Spain.
Silva, who has emerged as a key part of the City attack since joining from Valencia in the summer, claims he cannot understand where reports earlier this week about homesickness came from.
"I was as surprised as anyone else here to have read those reports," Silva told www.mcfc.co.uk.
"I do the odd interview with Spanish press but I have never come out with these quotes that may or may not have been attributed to me.
"My initial reaction was surprise, but as I have said before, I am happy to be here and I find myself very much at ease with life here.
"The thing about a big city like Manchester is that people respect your space. They leave you to get on with your life.
"In Spain, people can get on your back and maybe live the game more. Here it's nice to go out and chill in the city."
He continued: "The help of my team-mates and all the people at the club has helped my settling-in period go so smoothly.
"It was difficult to begin with, but I was not quite 100% fit because I missed part of pre-season due to my late arrival from the World Cup.
"There were also a couple of international friendlies that involved long journeys which interrupted me getting shape. I didn't have the time then, but since then I think the form has started to come through for me."