New Hamburg signing Marcus Berg is hoping he can take his fine goalscoring form from Holland into the Bundesliga.
The Swedish striker, who impressed at the European Under-21 Championships this summer, hit 32 goals in 56 games for FC Groningen to earn a €9m move to the north German side.
"It is my job to score goals and I want to score many for HSV,'' the 22-year-old said at his presentation at the HSV-Arena. "I want my performances and goals to help us be as successful as possible.''
Berg has become Hamburg's record signing - the fee could rise depending on success - and will replace Croatian Ivica Olic, who joined Bayern Munich on a free transfer earlier this summer.
Berg, who has signed a five-year contract with Bruno Labbadia's men, admitted he did not have to think twice when the offer arrived.
"It was 100% certain for me right from the very beginning that I would come to Hamburg,'' he said. "The Bundesliga is on a higher level than the Eredivisie which is why this is a fantastic chance for me to improve.''
Failure to agree on a fee had threatened to scupper the deal after Berg had already successfully negotiated terms and undergone a medical.
But Berg told De Telegraaf: "I never worried about that. I only concentrated on my holiday. I was in Sweden with family and friends, I fished and sat on a jetski.''
While the Swede's arrival will certainly boost Hamburg's attacking options, their defence also looks in rude health as they won a quadrangular tournament including Bayern Munich, Stuttgart and Schalke this weekend without conceding a goal.
"We got the maximum out of this tournament and that will certainly boost team spirit,'' said Labbadia.