Ian Bell immediately looked forward after England had wrapped up the npower Test series with victory over Bangladesh.
The Warwickshire batsman picked up the man-of-the-match award for his 128 at Old Trafford, helping England to victory by an innings and 80 runs.
He said at the post-match presentation, televised by Sky Sports 1: "You have to keep proving yourself and keep improving and I'm desperate to put in some more big performances for the team in the next 12 months."
Bell continued: "My play of spin has improved over the winter and my footwork was going nicely - I enjoyed it.
"It was a reality check having to go back to Warwickshire to get some form and win my place back.
"I've tried to fight hard for England, maybe that's what I've not done in the past...when the circumstances are tough, digging in for the team. It's nice to produce that."
Matt Prior weighed in with 93 and Bell added: "We have always batted well together - it was good to go out and score some runs again."
Steven Finn was named England's man of the series - but despite five wickets in the second innings he found room for improvement. He added: "The other guys bowled a lot better than me but luckily it was me that took the wickets.
"I bowled better at Lord's and there are a lot of areas to improve - going at more than four an over is not ideal really in a Test match.
"It's about putting the right amount of balls in the right areas - I've bowled too many four balls and been a bit loose at times.
"It's been very challenging. It's easy to cope mentally when you are winning but physically two Tests take it out of you - the intensity of it."
On his struggle to keep his feet on his follow-through, the Middlesex paceman added: "It's something I've done every now and again but not this regularly before - it's something worth looking at.
"When the wicket breaks up I can slide about a bit more, so if it means coming from further back in the crease so be it."