Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis admits he struggled at the club before he stepped out of Wilfried Bony's shadow.
The in-form frontman was playing second-fiddle to the Ivory Coast striker before his big-money move to Manchester City in January.
But he has come in to his own, with three goals in his last two Premier League matches, including a brace against Hull on Saturday.
"I had a difficult first half of the season because I didn't play much,'' Gomis said. "I've had lots of difficult times, but I'm thankful to everyone at the club, the supporters and my team-mates for their support.
"It's important to be liked for strikers. Since I've been in Wales the supporters have been great with me and the way I celebrated the first goal with them was to show them how much I appreciate their support. It was my way of saying thank you.
"The fans have always stuck by me and been patient with me. That's why I was very happy to help the team get an important three points against Hull for them.
"I'm working hard in training and I'm getting my confidence back.''