Vincent Kompany says the adversities he suffered early in his career are helping him keep Burnley calm on their Premier League return.
The Clarets have just one point from their five games so far and travel to Newcastle on Saturday.
In an emotional interview before the match, Kompany told the media about his mother passing away and his sister having cancer while he was at Hamburg.
The Belgian called his first season in Germany "by far my toughest spell".
He started his professional career at Anderlecht, breaking through in 2003 aged just 17 and winning the top flight's annual Belgian Golden Shoe award.