Harlequins scrum-half Danny Care is not worried about being branded underdogs and is determined to let the results do the talking.
Quins won the Premiership title in 2011/12, but crashed out of the Heineken Cup in the quarter-final and lost in the last four of the Premiership last season.
They have not started this season promisingly either, narrowly beating Wasps in their opening encounter thanks to a missed conversion in the dying seconds.
Northampton Saints visit The Stoop on Friday and are fancied to give the hosts a tough time when they unleash their off-season signings.
Care maintains that his side are in a good place, even if they are up against some of the best players in world rugby.
"A lot of people haven't put us in their top four - we're happy with that. We love to prove people wrong," Care told the Daily Express.
"Two poor performances in two massive games against Munster in Europe and Leicester in the Premiership semi-final let us down last year, but if we can play to our potential we can beat anyone.
"We were a bit fortunate in the opening game with Goodey's kick hitting the post at the end, but those are the sort of games you need to win over the season.
"Northampton have signed some fantastic players. Kahn Fotuali'i is one of the best scrum-halves in the world, Corbs [Alex Corbisiero] is the new Lions hero and then there is George North, so it will be a hell of a game."