MARCOS Senesi has upgraded to the Premier League after a baptism of fire to start his life in England.
Thrown into the fray in the heavy 4-0 defeat at Manchester City, the Argentina international’s first start, a 3-0 home loss to Arsenal, saw him hanging on at half-time.
His first full 90 minutes saw Liverpool beat nine Cherries, followed by caretaker boss Gary O’Neil dropping the centre-back for his first two Games in charge.
Since returning to the squad at Newcastle before the international break, the 25-year-old has performed well, helping the side to five extra points in three games.
Asked about his first impressions of his Cherries career so far, Senesi told the Daily Echo: “I think as a team we are doing very well.
“I think that’s the most important thing as a group, we stick together, we get points. It’s important for us, for the league. I think it makes everyone confident.
After playing for one of the biggest clubs in the Netherlands, Feyenoord, with whom he reached the Europa Conference League final last season, Senesi has been playing at a high level for some time.
However, he admitted the constant intensity of Premier League football made every game “difficult”.
“I think every weekend is a tough game,” he restarted.
“I think in the Eredivisie you have games that you can maybe slow down, the intensity is a bit slow. Here it’s every game, 100%. I think that’s the most different.
With Fulham on the horizon this weekend, Senesi predicts Cherries will have to work hard for the points on offer.
“Whether we’re unbeaten or not, I think it’s a tough game there. We have to go out there and work hard to get points and if we get the three points I think that would be the best.