West Brom star Zoltan Gera admits he is desperate to play in the Premier League next season - as it pains him to watch Championship football.
The Hungarian playmaker admits there is a massive gulf in quality between England's second tier and the Premier League, having experienced relegation from the top flight in 2006.
But Gera believes Albion have improved under boss Tony Mowbray and should be able to clinch promotion this season.
"They say WBA has the quality of a Premier League team, and yes we have a great side," he told Nezmeti Sport. "We have a creative midfield and our attacking play is strong.
"The difference is - unfortunately - huge between Championship and Premiership football. I admit it's a pain for me to watch a Championship game on television.
"When I watch a game from the Premiership I'm annoyed because I must prepare for a game in the Championship.
"The Premiership would be a better place for me to play."
"It's useless to care about the clubs that are interested or keen on me," he said. "You should only care about the present."