Guernsey FC's new Spanish midfielder Guille Fernandez must learn to cope with the "robustness" of the English game, according to coach Steve Sharman.
The 26-year-old former Atletico Madrid youth midfielder signed last month after moving to the island.
He has come on as a substitute in the club's first two league games.
"He's had a rude introduction a couple of times with the robustness and not being looked after by referees, but he has to learn that," Sharman said.
"We've said to him in both games that he has to bring something to our group that is different and can contribute," Sharman continued to BBC Radio Guernsey.
"For him to be here that's what he has to bring. When he gets a chance on the pitch, he will be wanting to play his natural game and look after the ball, which he does."
The Green Lions host Folkestone Invicta on Saturday, who have also won both of their opening two games.