Ayoze Perez's start to life at Newcastle United appears to have surprised everybody... included himself.
The Spaniard was brought in as a relative unknown from Tenerife this summer, but he has quickly established a reputation as one of the most dangerous strikers in the country after his first few performances.
Perez was expected to be back-up to the first-team this campaign, but he looks the Magpies' main goalscoring threat and it has be a welcome boost for Alan Pardew's men.
There is great excitement about the prospect of seeing Perez develop at St. James' Park in the future and his emergence has been a welcome surprise for the supporters.
Indeed, even Perez admits that he wasn't expecting to make such an impact so soon in his Newcastle career, although he does say he always had faith he could be a success.
"I am surprised how quickly I have adapted and how well things are going," Perez admitted to the Sunday Express, "but I never questioned whether I would be a success.
"Being confident is a really important part of being a footballer. I know my own ability and what I can achieve."
The 21-year-old has scored three goals in his last four Premier League starts and has been a major reason behind their turnaround in form.
Newcastle have won their last six games in a row in all competitions and look a team transformed.
At the start of the season the Magpies appeared short of confidence and quality, but they are playing with real belief now.
Newcastle occupy fifth position in the table and there is talk of the possibility of them claiming a European spot in May.
If Pardew's side are to do so they will need to continue their current good run of results for as long as possible, and they will be determined to pick up the three points against West Ham United this weekend.