Diafra Sakho says that Queens Park Rangers' decision to snub him over the summer made him more determined to make his point at West Ham United.
Sakho was offered to QPR by his agent Mark McKay in the summer, but the R's declined to chance to sign him and may be regretting that choice now.
The Frenchman ended up moving to Upton Park from Metz and he has wasted no time making an impression in the Premier League.
Sakho already has five goals to his name since arriving at the London club and he says that QPR's decision to decline him left him with a point to prove.
“I heard QPR didn’t want me so I wanted to prove I could do it," he told Sky Sports.
“West Ham gave me the chance and now the coach, Mr Allardyce, believes in me too.
“I’m enjoying it and scoring goals against Liverpool and Manchester United shows I can play at this level. I’m just glad Mr Sullivan put his trust in me.”
QPR will know exactly what they are missing after this weekend, too.
The striker scored the second goal of the match in the Hammers' 2-0 win, to continue his superb form.
The challenge for the 24-year-old will be to continue these kind of displays for the whole season, but he is receiving good service from a Hammers side who are putting more precedence on getting forward.
Sam Allardyce's side have adopted a far more attacking outlook this season and Sakho's partnership with Enner Valencia up-front has been a particular highlight.
The club moved into the top-half of the Premier League with their win over QPR and they will be looking to build on that encouraging start when they return from the international break.