Kolo Toure says he relished being back in action for Manchester City against former club Arsenal in what was only his second Premier League start since serving his six-month drugs ban.
The City defender was hit with the suspension earlier this year after failing a drugs test and is only just finding his way back into Roberto Mancini's first-team plans.
Toure helped the Blues to an entertaining 1-0 victory over his old club on Sunday, having also started the 5-1 thrashing of Norwich earlier this month.
And the 30-year-old Ivorian is enjoying being back in the side, saying: "I am happy. I feel very fine in terms of form.
"I was desperate to play for Man City.
"We had a difficult game against an in-form Arsenal team, but we scored one goal and kept a clean sheet."
Sunday's clash was a tightly-contested encounter, with both sides producing plenty of chances, and Toure feels the win says a lot for City's title hopes.
He added: "We want to fight for the championship and we are showing our credentials."