Ruiz feeling the pressure

BY foxsports • October 7, 2011

The Cottagers paid out a reported £10.6million to bring in the Costa Rica international on deadline day after being convinced by his performances in the Eredivisie that he could be a great success. But Fulham have yet to see a return on that investment, with Ruiz failing to score in his first month at the club and not yet managing to establish himself in Martin Jol's starting XI. The 26-year-old concedes that his confidence has been hit by how different the demands of English football are compared to what he was used to in Holland. "I've not had a comfortable time so far," said Ruiz. "When I played in Holland I used to have an extra second to think. "That makes a big difference. Here I am placed under greater pressure and get less time to act on the pitch. "You also get more one-on-one situations in Dutch football. Here you get two players breathing down your neck straight away."


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