Gary Cahill may have earned himself a shot at the big time with Chelsea, but he insists he will not be resting on his laurels.
The centre-half completed a switch to Stamford Bridge during the winter transfer window, with his career path having taken him from Aston Villa to West London via Burnley, Sheffield United and Bolton.
The England international has hard to work hard for all he has achieved, with domestic and international recognition not easy to achieve.
Cahill will not allow complacency to set in, though, now that he has linked up with one of Europe's biggest clubs, with it his intention to become a key figure for club and country.
"All the hard work is in front of me, even though it has been tough to get to this point I'm at now," he told The People.
"I want to become a regular fixture in the Chelsea side and I want to do the same for England.
"At the start of my career I was loaned out to Burnley and Sheffield United and it taught me to just keep pushing on.
"It's step by step and I want to keep pushing myself on to become an England player.
"I'm glad I've been able to get to this stage of my career - and this is just the start."