Portsmouth defender Ricardo Rocha admits his first year at Fratton Park has been one long rollercoaster ride.
The Portuguese joined Pompey last February and was part of the side that reached the FA Cup final and suffered relegation last season amid severe financial difficulties.
Now the club are on an even keel under Steve Cotterill and former Benfica player Rocha said: "It has been difficult but great at the same time.
"I could not have imagined what would happen, not even when I came back this season. At that time, there was a chance the club could finish.
"When things are difficult you can achieve something, and we have been achieving a lot this year. It is a different club to the one I joined."