Harlequins boss Conor O'Shea is determined to reclaim the Aviva Premiership crown that his team surrendered to Leicester.
Quins came up short in the defence of their title last term, losing to the Tigers in the semi-finals before Richard Cockerill's men went on to beat Northampton in the domestic finale.
There is some silverware remaining in the Harlequins trophy cabinet though after they claimed the LV= Cup title. Despite this, O'Shea has his sites firmly set on getting the Premiership title back at The Stoop.
"We had a really good year last year, but we want to get that champions tag back," he told the Kingston Guardian.
"I am really looking forward to this season, probably more than last year when the weight of being the hunted as oppose to the hunter was on our minds.
"I love what I am seeing in training and I am very comfortable with our preparations ahead of the Wasps game.
"It is that time of the year where everyone says they are great, I am not going to say that but I look at the players we have, the quality we have, the knowledge of the game we have and I know we can improve on last year," he added.
Harlequins face Glasgow this weekend in a pre-season friendly, and the Irishman reveals there is plenty of competition for places ahead of the season-opener against Wasps.
"It will be a big test against Glasgow, they play a great brand of rugby and they will really challenge us, which is what we need," he said.
"We'll try out combinations - if you look at our back row, scrum-halfs, the two 10s there is massive competition.
"There are a lot of people playing for a starting place against Wasps. People might look at the team and say is that the team that will start against Wasps? Well it may be, but it probably won't be."