Manchester City's summer recruit Tal Ben Haim is determined to prove his worth at Eastlands, following a one-season stint with Chelsea.
The 26-year-old Israel centre-half previously enjoyed three years with Bolton Wanderers and is hoping to re-ignite his career back in the north-west.
He told City's official website: "I have been playing in England for the last four years and I think that every year I have improved, including the last 12 months at Chelsea.
"There is always the desire to keep on improving, all professionals think that way. You have to keep learning and getting better and I am sure I will do that, my best years are still ahead of me.
"I played 22 times for Chelsea, which wasn't bad given the rotation there and the size of the squad, obviously though I am looking forward to playing more at City.
"I am not taking anything for granted because there are good defenders here like Micah Richards and Richard Dunne, but I do not see why we cannot all play together and be fantastic for the club."