Oriol Romeu says he has never felt as comfortable at a club as he does at Southampton, after signing a new contract at St Mary’s until 2021.
Romeu penned the four-and-a-half-year deal on the eve of the EFL Cup semi-final with Liverpool, and explained how much he has come to cherish his time at Saints, since his arrival 18 months ago.
"I've been in a few clubs, and I haven't felt as comfortable as I am feeling here right now,” he said.
“It is difficult to find a place where you are happy, where you feel part of it, and with this club I've got this. This is very important.
“It is something I was looking for when I came here and having it is what I want.”
Romeu, who said he “couldn’t be any happier” after signing the new contract, also credited his relationship with the Southampton supporters as one of the reasons why he wanted to extend his commitment.
"I think the way I've been working, they have been very pleased with me, and I can give that confidence back on the pitch,” he said.
“It's very good to be out there playing and having that support from them. It makes you feel more comfortable and makes you enjoy much more those games, and that's something very, very good for me.
“This is one of the things also why I want to stay, because having that love from the fans makes you feel so good in a place.
“I just want to say thank you to them and keep making them happy with our games.”