Norwich City's Andrew Surman knows survival will be key this season although the newly-promoted side will not let themselves be bullied.
The Canaries are back in the big time following back-to-back promotions and they kicked off the new campaign with a 1-1 draw at Wigan.
Surman knows top-flight sides can be more physical, but he does not believe that problem will pose a major worry for manager Paul Lambert.
The 24-year-old knows staying up is crucial, however, he is not content with fourth from bottom and is aiming to finish as high as possible.
"It will probably be more physical (in the Premier League) but we've got to stand up to that," he told the pink'un. "We played teams last season that were physical and we stood up to that and got points off them.
"We're not going into the league thinking that we're going to be playing fancy football every week. Everyone has got to compete and we've got to earn the right to play football.
"Staying the Premiership is the target so I suppose 17th place would do. We're going to go into every game believing that we can get something whoever we're playing but we would obviously take 17th.
"But we'll keep going as much as we can and see how high we can go."