RYAN Fredericks believes he is flourishing under the pressure of playing first-team football for Millwall in the Championship.
Fredericks has made six back-to-back appearances for the Lions since moving to The Den on loan in January.
And the 21-year-old feels he is thriving in a competitive environment.
“I am really enjoying it,” he said. “It is great to come into a team where all of the boys and the manager accept you so quickly.
“It’s helped that I have come in and played straight away, but I feel at home here. I was desperate to go out on loan.
“It’s a tough, tough league, but I couldn’t get the experience I’m gaining by playing reserve football at Spurs, even though I was playing with good players.
“You never learn until you go out and play competitive football. At Millwall, we set out to win games, take three points and that’s all that matters.
“That pressure isn’t quite there in reserve football. I am loving the pressure and I think it’s bringing out the best in me.
“I was at the stage where I felt I had learned enough from the coaches at Spurs to put what they’d taught me into practice.
“I am picking things up from more experienced players all the time, it is a constant learning process for me. I’ll make mistakes but the key is to learn from them.”