New £18million signing Darren Bent claims he has the all-round game to be a huge success at Aston Villa.
The striker insists there is much more to his game than scoring bags of goals and has hit out at the club's former hit man Stan Collymore for calling him 'massively overpriced'.
After moving from Sunderland to the West Midlands giants in midweek, the 26-year-old is relishing his home debut against Manchester City on Saturday.
Bent said: "There's more to me than goals. People always have opinions.
"Stan Collymore might say something and someone else will say something else. The game is about opinions.
"If you are frontman what are you paid to do? Answer, it's to put the ball in the back of the net.
"If I played extravagantly well every week but never scored, people would be like 'what's he doing, what purpose is he serving?'
"You only win games by scoring goals. People say 'well your all-round game is all right' but who cares as long as the ball goes in the back of the net?"
The former Charlton and Tottenham man is reluctant to set any targets for Villa despite netting 25 goals last season and another 11 for the Black Cats during the current campaign.
He said: "I never set targets. I just try to score as many goals as possible to be honest.
"If you set targets, you put yourself under pressure."
Meanwhile, Villa boss Gerard Houllier claims that being a foreign manager in the English game has caused him to become 'an easy target' for Steve Bruce and Ian Holloway.
The Frenchman has received criticism from Sunderland boss Bruce over the Bent deal while Blackpool counterpart Holloway hit out over his transfer dealings involving midfielder Charlie Adam.
However, Houllier is adamant neither he or the club have done anything wrong.
"I'm a foreign manager. I'm an easy target," he said.