DeAndre Yedlin has told Sunderland's official website that his biggest goal during his loan spell at the Stadium of Light is to try and force his way into Dick Advocaat's starting line-up on a consistent basis.
Yedlin has joined Sunderland on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, as he looks to gain experience of playing in the English game.
The 22-year-old moved to Spurs from Seattle Sounders in MLS last January, and he has made just one league appearances for the Lilywhites so far.
A loan spell at Sunderland gives him an opportunity to become a first-team regular, though, and the USA international is keen to seize his opportunity ahead of his new side's next Premier League outing against Bournemouth this weekend.
“My biggest goal is to get out onto the field and get into my rhythm," Yedlin said. "Hopefully I impress a lot of people.
“It doesn’t matter who the opponent will be because I’m looking forward to any game – it happens to be Bournemouth and I’m looking forward to it.”
Yedlin's arrival at Spurs was greeted with great excitement, with fans of the North London club still optimistic about the right-back's future.
The youngster is capable defensively, but his pace also makes him a useful weapon going forward - and he offers Sunderland a different option to the sturdy Billy Jones, who he will be competing with for a place in Dick Advocaat's side.
If Yedlin is given a chance against Bournemouth he will be required to hit the ground running, as Sunderland are still waiting on their first win of the new Premier League season.