BURNLEY new boy Georges-Kevin Nkoudou is ready to grab the ‘big opportunity’ he has been handed by Sean Dyche after beginning his time with the Clarets in encouraging fashion.

The French winger’s 30 minute cameo off the bench at Crystal Palace was one of the few bright spots for Burnley in their 1-0 defeat at Selhurst Park, with Nkoudou showing flashes of skill and pace.

The 22-year-old moved to Tottenham from Marseille in the summer of 2016 for £11million.

His chances with Spurs have been limited, with just three starts in cup competitions and nine Premier League substitute appearances, but his time on the pitch is set to increase following his loan move to Turf Moor and he is keen to gain more experience of the English top flight.

“I am very happy to come to Burnley. It’s a big opportunity for me to play more football in the Premier League and I want to see everything in it,” Nkoudou, who finished 30th in UEFA’s Best Player in Europe award in 2016, said of his temporary move to the Clarets.

“I’m happy, the staff are good, the manager, the players, the beautiful people that are at the club. I’m very happy to be here.”

Of the difference between the Premier League and Ligue 1, where he thrived for Nantes and Marseille, Nkoudou said: “It’s different; I think there’s more intensity here.

“When you play against big teams in France there is that intensity as well but in England every team shows passion all the time. It doesn’t matter if it’s a big club or a small club.

“It’s a different kind of football but in England you have everything. There’s good passing, good pressing and good play as well which is why I think it’s the best league in the world.

“Anything can happen here. It could be 3-0 and at full-time it could be 3-3. You never know.”

Nkoudou only trained with his new teammates for the first time on Thursday before making his debut on Saturday, but he has settled in quickly.

And he revealed the impact former Claret Kieran Trippier had had on the loan move.

“It’s my first week here so I need to take my time,” Nkoudou said.

“I’ve spoken with everyone and they are enjoying their time here and Kieran Trippier told me everything about Burnley. I trust him and that’s why I chose to come here.

“I’m very happy. I’m very close with Kieran. I speak to him all the time so I have to thank Tripps. He told me all the good things about Burnley.”

Nkoudou’s impact off the bench wasn’t enough to rescue a point for the Clarets in south London.

“We lost this game so now it’s all about focussing on the next one which is Manchester United,” he added.

“The key is to work hard in training and make sure that everyone is focussed and moving forward together. We need to win this game and show heart.

“We tried to score because we were losing 1-0. Everyone wanted to score to make it 1-1. It is a big disappointment because we lost the game. The game is done now so we’ve got to focus and look forward to Manchester United.”