Loic Remy has expressed his delight at opening his international goal account for France.
The 23-year-old broke the deadlock for Les Bleus in their Euro 2012 qualifier against Romania on Friday.
His strike, which came after he entered the fray as a substitute, helped to settle the hosts' nerves and paved the way for a 2-0 win.
Remy is pleased to have played an important part in France's efforts to reach the European Championship and is confident there is more to come from him in the future.
"I felt that I would get my first goal for France in that game," he told L'Equipe.
"It was great to get it. I feel so happy, and I made a lot of other people happy.
"It has given me greater belief, although I have always believed in myself.
"I felt good when I came off the bench. I was not afraid to be adventurous. My mind was focused after a good week of work."
Meanwhile, Remy's agent, Fred Guerra, has revealed that he was already aware of his client's heart problem before it almost scuppered a switch to Marseille.
Remy, who was the subject of intense speculation throughout the summer, was made aware of the issue some two years ago, but opted to keep the problem quiet.
"When Marseille noticed the heart problem, Loic was not afraid as he had known about it for some time," said Guerra.
"When Lens wanted to sign him two years ago, doctors discovered the problem. It is an amazing story which has moved a lot of people."