Joe Cole is unfazed by the talent within Manchester City's ranks, insisting that come kick-off on Saturday, West Ham United will be going hell for leather to produce another eye-catching result.
While the Hammers midfielder enjoyed the 3-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur as much as anyone, Cole knows very well that those three points present an opportunity to remedy an otherwise difficult start.
No more so than on Saturday, when Sam Allardyce's men entertain a City side yet to record victory on their travels in the Barclays Premier League this term.
"Spurs was great, a massive result for the Club and we have a massive opportunity to push on now," he told West Ham TV. "Let's not rest on our laurels. That was a good game and a good performance.
"I think all in all, realistically, we're a little bit disappointed with our start, because we've had opportunities to win games, where we haven't. But let's try and get the win against Man City and it will make things look a whole lot brighter. It will probably push us into the top eight. So, we'll be going for it."
Though the points are imperative, Cole also views the visit of Manuel Pellegrini's men as a chance to showcase their collective ability before a global audience.
What's more, the prospect of pitting his wits against City's midfield cohort is one that appeals to Cole, just as it does to his colleagues.
He continued: "It's going to be great. It's on Sky, so it's going to be a massive game, around the world, and an opportunity for us at West Ham to show we're here and ready to do business. We're ready to kick on and last year finishing tenth wasn't a fluke, we want to go higher this year.
"They've got great players, top, top drawer players they paid millions for, world class players. But at the end of the day, it's eleven against eleven and we've got to be at the top of our game to get a result. And hopefully another famous victory for West Ham."
"You want to test yourself against the best. You want to play against your Yaya Toures, the David Silvas and all of those boys and see what you can do. And it's no different for us boys. Wherever you are in the league, wherever you are in your career, you want to go out and perform. It's exciting to play, I'm excited now just thinking about it."
Cole's cameo as a late substitute at White Hart Lane was his first appearance since August 27, with injury curtailing his fine start to the campaign. Frustrating though it inevitably is, he is now looking forward to getting minutes, and plenty of them, under his belt.
"I'm good, I'm good. The injury came at a difficult time, I missed about five games. But I had a good start to the season so hopefully now, I can come back into the team and play as much football as I can. I feel decent, I just need games again, build up and hopefully stay fit."