Bryan Ruiz is looking to repay Fulham's faith in his ability by producing the goods on the pitch.
Costa Rica ace keen to impress at Craven Cottage
Bryan Ruiz is looking to repay Fulham's faith in his ability by producing the goods on the pitch for the Premier League club.
The Costa Rica international was a big-money capture by The Cottagers from FC Twente before the summer transfer window shut.
Ruiz has had to wait to link up with his new team-mates as his work permit was being processed and he is now keen to get stuck in.
The 26-year-old knows the Craven Cottage outfit spent big landing his signature and he has brushed aside concerns his price tag will affect him.
"I know that a lot is expected of me but I'm here to make a difference - I want to do all I can for Fulham," he told the club's official website
"The club paid a lot of money for me, I know that, but it is a responsibility I am willing to carry. I will react positively and hopefully I can take the chance that I have been given.
"This is an exciting challenge for me, possibly the biggest of my career so far. I have signed for a team that is continuing to grow and one that offers so many possibilities.
"There were a number of things that attracted me to Fulham. Of course, there was the chance to play in the Premier League and for a manager that I have a lot of respect for. I know the way he [Martin Jol] works and I'm confident that I can do all that he wants me to.
"There were other clubs that showed an interest but already I know that I made the right decision. This is a very personal club and from the moment I spoke with them I felt wanted - and that is important."