Saudi Arabia international defender Osama Hawsawi talks to SNTV following his move to Anderlecht.
Belgian giants Anderlecht are already working on their pre-season preparations.
They recently signed Saudi Arabia international Osama Hawsawi from Al Hilal on a two-year deal.
The 28-year-old central defender said the move to Europe was his biggest goal.
SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Osama Hawsawi;
"It was a dream come true. It's early days in this adventure, it's not easy to be honest, you need to work hard and prove yourself and may God help me in this task."
Hawsawi captained his country in February's World Cup qualifier against Australia, and helped 13-times Saudi champions Al Hilal win the 2010-11 league title.
He already has 80 caps to his name, but believes he will need time to acclimatise to the rigours of European football.
SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Osama Hawsawi .
"Look, its difficult to compare professional football in the Gulf or Asia and here in Europe. This is the top of professionalism in the world, everyone agrees on this fact. It's early in my new experience to identify the differences and God willing I will benefit from this experience and give a good account of Saudi players. If it works this will open the doors to other Saudi players and then after that I can help my country with this experience."
Anderlecht start their Belgian Pro League title defence on July 28th against Kortrijk.
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