Scott Sinclair is delighted to be back in the big time with Swansea and believes he has a point to prove.
The England U21 international was instrumental in the Swans securing promotion to the Premier League last season.
A hat-trick in a 4-2 play-off final success over Reading saw him hit 27 goals in total over the course of a hugely impressive campaign.
Having finally settled at the Liberty Stadium, following a spell as a footballing nomad during his time at Chelsea, Sinclair is determined to show that he is deserving of a place among England's elite.
Ahead of Swansea's opening game of the season against Manchester City on Monday, he said: "It's nice to be back in the Premier League and from a personal point of view to be playing against these players.
"If you score goals at this level then it means more than scoring in the Championship because of the different qualities of the teams you play against.
"When I left Chelsea I felt that I was a Premier League player. With dropping down a division, the main thing last year was to get as many games as I could.
"But this year I need to do as well as I can in the Premier League and show some people I can do it in the Premier League."
The excitement has steadily been building in Swansea since the team's promotion, with the club having sold an all-time high of over 16,000 season tickets for their 20,500 capacity home.
While many have tipped the Swans for a rapid return to the second tier, there is plenty of optimism among the club's support, and Sinclair is glad the waiting is almost over.
"It is a relief that we are finally about to get started, " he said.
"Our preparation has been great, the excitement is there and the squad have been bonding well.
"We have had a great pre-season and now it has come around and hopefully we can kick-start our season on Monday."