Emerson Royal has admitted he is not finding it easy to adapt to Premier League.
The former FC Barcelona right-back joined Spurs before the start of the season and did not expect to face tough adjusting.
The Brazilian signed for £22.5million but has seen battled to learn the English language.
"English is a little harder to learn," Emerson Royal told Globo Esporte.
"Spanish was different, a little more like Portuguese, you could get a bit of a sense of what people wanted to tell you.
"Not here, if you don't know, it's hard to understand, because you have no idea what people are telling you. The first few days were very complicated because I didn't understand anything at all."
"Now I’m going to study more too, it'll be easier. So I think that language is now a problem, a difficulty, but in a short period of time I’ll work it out fine,” he concluded.