Newcastle United's in-form striker Demba Ba insists he had no preconceptions about the number of goals he would score for the club.
The Senegalese hit-man has been a revelation for the Magpies this term with 13 Premier League goals before Christmas.
The ex-West Ham marksman never expected to be prolific, stating he just wanted to have fun and repay the club's faith in his ability.
"I don't really expect to score 10 or 15 or five or 20 goals - when I first came I just wanted to play, to have fun on the pitch, to show the whole club that the trust they put in me I was going to give it back," said Ba.
"That's what has happened. I just have fun when I play, and think people see it on a Saturday or a Sunday."
Newcastle began the season in blistering form, but Alan Pardew's troops have gone six league outings with success.
Ba is not reading a lot into their dip in form, adding everyone at St James' Park is focused on returning to winning ways.
"I don't think it has affected anybody in the team and personally, it hasn't affected me," he continued.
"When you look at the schedule, we have played three of the top teams and we could have got more from that.
"We just missed some of the little things that could have made a victory or something else.
"But it hasn't affected me and it hasn't affected the team, and we are just going to try to get back to winning."