Realistic Loic Remy knows his place at Chelsea - and it’s behind top scorer Diego Costa.
The Frenchman replaced the injured powerhouse late on at Hull City on Sunday and scored the winner with his first touch at the KC Stadium.
He has had to get used to a cameo role for the Blues this season and manager Jose Mourinho admits the striker is owed a few more minutes on the pitch.
Costa picked up a hamstring problem in Yorkshire, which could give Remy his chance, but the super-sub is under no illusions as to who the Stamford Bridge number one is.
Remy said: “I know that Diego (Costa) is the number one. The manager needs me, I give my best for him. That's simple. And, of course, with a goal it is much better.
“I'm just working hard like I showed people before. And I never give up – I fight.”
The Blues striker made the most of his moment in the spotlight at Hull and was thrilled to be part of the celebrations at full-time.
He said: “It would be first or second (touch), I can't remember. But it doesn't matter first or second one, I think the most important thing is that I helped the team as much as possible.
“For me as a player, as a footballer, it is really good to live this kind of moment with the fans – they were crazy after game. So really good.”
Captain John Terry had earlier praised the freshness of the striker, coming off the bench, and said he was a great option for the club – whether or not Costa's new injury worries turn out to be long term.
Remy was grateful for the praise but said that pushing on for the Premier League title had more to do with the team than individuals.
“That's kind of him,” he said of Terry’s remarks. “But I think the mood in the squad is really good.
“Whatever is happening this season, we try to give our best. We leave the bad mood away, and we try to fight as a group, as a squad. I think everyone wants to win the title.
“I think in my career I didn't play in many countries in France and here. But it is really tough to win a game (in England), even against the team at the bottom. They fight relegation.
“So it is really good. And I think we have a couple of games coming against, for example, QPR who need points, very difficult games.
“I think until the last game it isn't finished, but it is good to stay away from City.”