Ospreys winger Eli Walker believes he can challenge Lions wingers George North and Alex Cuthbert with Wales this season.
The pacy 21-year-old endured a torrid end to last season due to injury, missing out on making his Wales debut ahead of both the Six Nations and Wales' tour of Japan.
Speaking ahead of the new campaign and having made a full recovery, Walker is eager to continue from where he left off and has North and Cuthbert in his sights.
"When you see their success it makes you more determined to succeed," said Walker to WalesOnline.
"I have played with them at different levels and seen them develop.
"I played in the Wales Under-16s with George and he has always been that big strong, powerful presence in the team. It was the same in the Sevens with Cuthy.
"They have done their country proud and I am going to have my work cut out.
"They have achieved so much at an early age and it would be great to emulate that. Pulling that Welsh jersey is the biggest thing I want in rugby and hopefully I will get that chance.
"The Lions is also an ultimate goal of mine. It is four years away but I have time on my side.
"My first goal is to play well for the Ospreys and hopefully I can gain international recognition sometime this season."
Reflecting back on last season's success, Walker discussed his hamstring problems and is ready to begin the new campaign with a fast start.
"I look at it as my breakthrough season. Last season was great and it was just good to get some game time which is the most important thing for a young player coming through," added Walker.
"Your confidence builds and your performances improve. There was a lot of ups and downs because at the beginning of the season I was injured after coming back from a shoulder operation.
"The middle of the season went quite well and then there I was disappointed with the final bit.
"I pulled my hamstring in training after the Leicester game and before the Treviso match. I went onto a Wales camp with a hamstring problem and was rehabbing it there. I got back to full fitness after two weeks but I pulled it again.
"I had an ongoing back problem and they said the two injuries were linked.
"They have been looked after now and I should be ready for the start of the season.
"I am looking to start the season like I was playing in the middle and begin with a bang."