Owen Williams is determined to prove that he is worthy of a spot at Leicester after making the move from Scarlets.
The 21-year-old is preparing for his first season at Welford Road following his switch to England, one that was branded "surprising and disappointing" by Scarlets head coach Simon Easterby.
The fly-half's switch came about after a strong performance against the Tigers in the LV= Cup, and while others may not be backing his decision, Williams is confident he has made the right choice.
"I was thrilled when one of the biggest clubs in Europe approached me, but it took me a while to think about it," Williams told the Leicester Mercury.
"I approached a lot of people, including coaches and ex-players, for advice and they all had good things to say about Leicester. It's a fantastic club that wins trophies.
"It's exciting, really exciting. I didn't know anyone when I first arrived and everybody has been good in helping me settle.
"It is very professional here and there is nowhere to hide.
"I have try to prove myself, and prove they can pick me and push me for a starting spot.
"When some of the boys are away on international duty, there will be opportunities to play. I have to keep on improving and find my role in the team.
"You have to be the best you can and push yourself every time you wear the shirt."
With Toby Flood and Ryan Lamb ahead of him in the pecking order, Williams' chances to impress for the first XV may be limited, a fact that could hurt his international inspirations, but he isn't too fazed about that for the moment.
"If, touch wood, I ever manage to get picked for Wales, I believe I am a few years off that yet anyway," he said.
"I have signed here for two seasons and that will only improve my game.
"If I am lucky enough to get selected for Wales in the future, we will see how it goes."