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Posted on 22 August 2003  - 12:00

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Glenn Hoddle feels that Helder Postiga was possibly trying a bit too hard on his Premiership debut against Birmingham City last weekend.

It was a tough baptism for the Portuguese international, attempting to make an impression against one of the more robust sides in the top flight. Glenn was asked during his pre-Leeds press conference as to whether he offered words of comfort to the striker, who was replaced by Bobby Zamora after 55 minutes.

"I don't need to have a chat with him, he is an excellent player," Glenn responded. "He had a good pre-season and, in his first game away from home, I think he tried too hard. I think that was the problem.

"He doesn't need to prove anything to me as manager or anything to his teammates. As I said, he is an excellent player and is going to be a major asset to this club."

Glenn continued explaining that it does take time for new recruits to settle into life at a new club - especially when they have made an overseas move. He does, however, suspect that Postie will settle very quickly once the goals begin to flow.

"It takes time for anyone to settle. It took me six months when I went to Monaco and I was 29! I didn't start playing at my best until I was there six months.

"Strikers thrive on goals though and when he gets one you'll see him settle very quickly - that's what we're aiming for.

"You don't judge on one game, he's signed a long contract here and is going to be asset for us. I'm pleased with what I've already seen and I'll make sure he feels as settled as he can be."

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