Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac has refused to get carried away with his form to start the new campaign.
The 26-year-old endured a torrid 2011/12, managing just one goal in 25 appearances in all competitions, but has already scored twice in the club’s Europa League qualifying campaign in 2012/13.
In an interview with Footmercato, the France international spoke of his desire to move on from the pains of his last campaign by staying calm and remaining positive.
“It is better to work calmly,” Gignac said. “When you think negatively, you say to yourself, ‘I do not know what will happen to me so I don’t give a damn’.
“At the moment, everything goes well, but you should not get too caught up. Things can quickly go in the other direction.
“I had a descent into hell last season and do not want to go back to it.”
Gignac has earned 16 caps for France, but experienced mixed fortunes at Marseille both on and off the pitch since a big-money move from Toulouse in 2010.