Matt Jarvis said the strong display and point gained in the draw with Manchester City showed that West Ham United are adjusting well to life back in the Barclays Premier League.
The newly-promoted Hammers held the champions at bay with a strong display at the Boleyn Ground, with Jarvis showing his value in a variety of ways.
The winger curled a fine first-half cross in for Yossi Benayoun, whose volley hit the crossbar, while his running with the ball provided welcome respite on numerous occasions during the second period.
"It was a tough game against City as they are a great side," the No7 confirmed to West Ham TV. "But I thought we worked extremely hard to stop them playing and created chances ourselves and nil-nil was a good result.
"I think the goal [Kevin Nolan's first-half-strike] which was disallowed was onside by all accounts, so that would have been a fantastic start for us, but we still pressed them. I think everyone, especially our back four, did really well to stop their front three players (Carlos Tevez, Edin Dzeko and Mario Balotelli) from playing and then the rest of us were able to get close to the midfield and their defence to try and create problems for them."
Jarvis said the performance which saw Manchester City fail to score for the first time in seven months would provide West Ham with a great lift ahead of Sunday's trip to Newcastle United.
"We have a tough run coming up but this will give us a fantastic boost. I think it shows we can hold our own against sides like this and, at the same time, try to get something out of the game for ourselves. We defended well and like to think we stopped them playing how they can, rather than it being a poor display from City. We go to Newcastle now with the same appetite to get something from that game as well, to keep our good start to the season on track."
With England boss Roy Hodgson watching on, another solid display from the Hammers winger can certainly do no harm to his international chances.
Jarvis says an England recall is something he would relish, but knows he has to show top form for his club first. The winger was asked if linking up with Andy Carroll in the West Ham forward line would help his international ambitions.
"Hopefully yes, for both Andy and me. If we can continue to link up for West Ham, then we can be a force to be reckoned with. Obviously to get another cap - I have one playing for England against Ghana already - would be fantastic.
"I am always hungry for more, of course. I have the desire, but I need to keep playing well for West Ham firstly and see where that takes me. If I keep doing well for my club, then you never know."