"It's a big season for me. I look at it as a massive season. I've had a couple of years now where I've played, settled in and personally I've raised my level and get more chances.
"Bacary (Sagna) finished up playing every week last season. Most people would say he's first choice. He's a fantastic player and has been for many years. I've got the utmost respect for him.
"But he knows I want to push him for his place. I hope I can push on to the next level and ultimately take his place and play every week."