West Ham defender Manuel da Costa insists he is loving life at Upton Park and is keen to stay.
The France-born Portuguese stopper finished last season in style for the club, scoring a crucial goal in their 2-2 draw with Everton.
The ex-Fiorentina man admits that last time around was an up and down time for the club as they eventually avoided the drop.
Da Costa, who is nearing full fitness, was pleased with his form last term and is eager to hit the ground running this season.
"I like West Ham and I like everybody here at the club - the supporters especially - and I want to stay here," he told the club's official website.
"When you are in a difficult position, you must give more than what you have for everybody - there is no choice. We had some bad moments, but we also had some very good moments.
"My last five or six games of last season were a very good moment. Having not played so many games before, it was important that, that when I did play I played well."