David Healy is hoping to reproduce his international form at club level for Fulham.
Healy has scored 80 league goals in 286 appearances but that record pales in comparison with his tally of 32 in 59 for Northern Ireland.
He is unsure why he was not able to have the same success for Leeds or Preston in the Championship, but admits he is always very confident when he links up with his country.
"I've been asked by previous managers why I score so many goals against supposedly better defenders," Healy told the Daily Mail. "I just can't put my finger on it.
"Confidence is everything for strikers and when I turn up I'm expecting to score - and I think the whole country is expecting me to score."
Healy has made encouraging start to his Fulham career with three goals so far, and is relieved to have kept the critics quiet.
"If I hadn't scored for Fulham already there would be people saying I'm a waste of money, or I'm out of my depth, or I can't make the step up," he said.
"Fortunately I was bought on the cheap. I don't have a £5million price tag."