Celtic midfielder Eboue Kouassi says he is determined to make his mark in the new season after a slow start to life in Scotland.
The 20-year-old is hoping to learn from the likes of captain Scott Brown as he tries to help the Hoops win more silverware this season.
Kouassi looked impressive last year when he got a chance in the green and white and he made 10 appearances after moving from Krasnodar for £2million.
He struggled with illness on his arrival in Glasgow and manager Brendan Rodgers continued to select others ahead of him as they won the domestic treble.
Kouassi has now overcome a number of slight injuries and he played his part in the 3-0 win over Alashkert on Tuesday night.
He replaced Olivier Ntcham in the second half and is now hoping to push on as he tries to help the team compete in the Champions League.
“I hope this is the start for me,” he is quoted as saying by The Celtics Star.
“I want to have more responsibility in the team. We shall have to wait and see. Playing in such a big game does give me confidence.
“Every time I play I am very happy and want to prove myself. I have to wait for my chance to get into the team.
As a team, we have good mentality now and a good spirit, so this is why we will be better than last season.
“I want to play more, all I can do is work hard and do my best when the manager gives me my chance.”