NATHAN Collins insists he will not ease off in chasing perfection after he achieved his twin aims of playing for his country and playing in the Premier League.
Collins, a €24million summer signing for Wolves, kept a clean sheet as he made his home debut for the side, appearing in the weekend scoreless draw with a Fulham side who left loan signing Shane Duffy on the bench.
The Dubliner admits that it's been a whirlwind spell in his career, with his first goal for Ireland in the June Nations League campaign, his record-breaking move to Wolves from Burnley and that positive start to life at Molineux.
“It’s all happened quickly but I’ve taken it in my stride,” he told the Express and Star.
“I’m just enjoying my football and I’ll keep getting myself better and better. I’m working hard, that’s all I can do. I want to be the best – be the best I can possibly be. I have to keep working hard and I know that.
“That’s all I ever wanted growing up, to play in the Premier League and play for Ireland. Now that I have that, I want more, and I’ll keep chasing it," added Collins, who says he has quickly bedded in under boss Bruno Lage. “The gaffer and the lads give me freedom and I like the style of play we’re playing, so I’m grateful.”