Atletico Paranaense striker Adriano is eager to enjoy a strong 2014 campaign after ending a two-year scoring drought on Tuesday.
The former Inter striker, whose last goal came for Corinthians in 2012, netted in his side's 2-1 Copa Libertadores defeat to The Strongest, having battled to regain fitness since joining the club in February.
After scoring in La Paz this week, the 32-year-old - capped 48 times by Brazil - says he is relieved to have got back on the football pitch after a rigorous training programme.
"Scoring the goal [after two years] was an indescribable feeling," he was quoted as saying by Gazeta do Povo.
"I began playing now because a schedule was agreed on with the coach and club president. I had to be in my physical prime again and lose weight. I followed everything that was done, so I'm glad I started.
"Obviously we leave frustrated because no-one likes to lose. Now we have to stay relaxed, stay humble and focus on the Brasileirao."
Atletico kick off their Brazilian league campaign against Gremio on April 20.