Adriano is confident of having a big season at Inter Milan.
Nonetheless, the 25-year-old is aware that he needs to prove himself after finding the net just five times in the 2006-07 campaign, and may face a battle for a starting place.
"I'm hoping to be the regular first choice even if it will be hard," he insisted. "I will give my all, but I can't be sure that I will succeed.
"My life has always been a struggle and I'm used to fighting. This season is very important to me and I'm working with the right frame of mind."