Frank Lampard is ready to hit the ground running in New York after saying his goodbyes to Manchester City and life in the Premier League.
The former England international got his name on the scoresheet as City claimed a 2-0 victory over Southampton at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, successfully ending the league campaign with six consecutive wins.
Lampard opened the scoring by converting a low cross from James Milner after 31 minutes.
It was Lampard's 259th goal in 882 club matches to mark the perfect send-off, as he now sets off to enjoy life in the Major Soccer League with New York City.
"It was emotional but I am very proud," Lampard told the Press Association via BT Sport.
"There were loads of emotions - a tiny bit of sadness to finish but much more of a good feel.
"The game went well, I scored a goal and what the club did for me at the end and the way the fans reacted - I couldn't have asked for much more.
"I can go away saying it was an absolute pleasure. I still feel fit and I feel like I can play for a couple more years. Maybe I could have done that in the Premier League, my choice is to play in America.
"That is my new challenge now. I feel fit and ready to go for it. I don't want to go and make up the numbers. I want to go there and carry on and do something good."
Lampard, who left Chelsea last summer, was immediately picked up by Manuel Pellegrini who told the club website that he believes to have such a Premier League icon on-loan for a year is a moment to cherish for Manchester City as a club.
City provided enough game time for the 36-year-old for him to see it out as a training stop-gap before moving to New York for the start of the 2015 MLS season.
The Manchester outfit will now look to build with the future of a number of players uncertain, especially in the midfield area.