Percy Tau has revealed the advice Premier League legend Vincent Kompany offered him before his return to Brighton and Hove Albion.
Tau was recalled from Anderlecht on Thursday to return to the English top-flight side for the second half of the 2020/21 season as they finally secured his work-permit due to the new rules under Brexit.
The 26-year-old picked up valuable experience in his third loan spell under the management of Kompany at the Belgian giants who previously admitted his role was to prepare Tau for English football.
And the Bafana Bafana star concedes four-time league winner played a crucial role in preparing his mentality for his highly-anticipated switch to the South Coast.
Scroll through the gallery below to see images of Tau's first training session at Brighton
"I've spoken to him [Kompany], he gave me his opinion and advice [about the Premier League], I'll always be grateful for him that he opened up to me and told me the way to go," Tau said.
"His experience can help me on my journey, I won't open up too much [about what he said] but one the most important things he told me what to believe and place my trust in the coach."
Tau could make his Premier League debut on Wednesday evening when the Seagulls travel to the Etihad to face Manchester City.