Fulham striker Orlando Sa has revealed he aims to be fully fit ahead of the new Premier League season.
The 24-year-old former Braga and FC Porto player endured a frustrating campaign under manager Martin Jol after suffering a hamstring injury.
But Sa insists he hopes to reach peak condition in order to break his way into the starting XI in time for the West Londoners first game of the season at home to Norwich City - a side he has fond memories of playing against.
"I feel that this is a really important pre-season for me," Sa told the club's official website.
"I want to be really prepared ahead of the new campaign because I want this year to be my year.
"I hope that I can score more goals like the one I got against Norwich. That was a good moment for me and I hope I will have many more moments like the one I experienced at Carrow Road.
"Next season will be much better for me. I did find the pace of the game very fast five or six months ago but towards the end of the season I felt good and come August I hope to be much better."
And the Barcelos-born player feels much more settled now that he has been living in the UK for almost a year.
"I love London," the Portuguese striker said. "I live in Wimbledon Village and it's very relaxing and tranquil. The traffic isn't too bad which is good because I like a relaxed atmosphere.
"My English is improving but I'm spending the summer trying to improve it even more so it's easier for me when we return for pre-season training."