Huddersfield Town fullback Florent Hadergjonaj acknowledges this season will be tougher than last term's Premier League debut.
Hadergjonaj was a part of Town's opening day 3-0 defeat to Chelsea at the John Smith's Stadium on Saturday.
He said: “We know that it will be hard, it's even harder in the second year, but I can't see why we can't do what we did last year and survive again.
“The teams who have come up look strong and have bought a lot of players, but we are very confident that we can stay up again."
On the defeat to Chelsea, Hadergjonaj said: “It was a hard game against a big opponent. We knew that it would be tough, but I think we played well in the first half. We had chances, especially with Steve Mounie's chance which hit the post, that could have made it 1-1.
“Then at the end of the first half we conceded a penalty which hurts before half time. In the second half we tried everything to score, we tried to create chances to change the game.
“Chelsea are a big team, with a new manager and they play good football. We knew that it was going to be hard. We can't get too frustrated about it, we just need to take the positives and move on."