He has not taken long to settle into life in the English game.
And Ronan Curtis continued a fine start to his Pompey career by netting the winning goal against Coventry.
He curled the ball home just before the interval to light up an otherwise uneventful contest at the Ricoh Arena.
It takes Curtis’ tally to six goals and the summer signing has been eager to take the chance to impress for the Blues.
He said: “We know how good Coventry are, but we dug in, battled hard and got the goal at the right time.
“There’s a lot of talent in our team and the ball just fell to me. I took a touch past the defender and whipped it into the bottom corner.
"I didn’t think I’d play as much as I did this early on, but the manager and his staff have shown a lot of faith in me."
“When I did my first interview, I said I was here to score and set-up goals and that’s exactly what I’ve done.
“Hopefully I can stay fit and keep my confidence high to continue helping the team win more matches.
“I didn’t think I’d play as much as I did this early on, but the manager and his staff have shown a lot of faith in me and I’m enjoying it.”
Pompey’s latest victory stretched their unbeaten run to 11 league games as they maintained their place at the top of League One.
Curtis said: “The guys are gelling well and we’re working together on the training pitch. There’s a great feeling around the place.
“There’s a buzz among the squad and that’s what you need. There’s a passion and hunger – that’s what we showed to get this latest result.
“We’re 11 unbeaten now and have won two on the bounce away from home, so we’re all over the moon.”