Michael Hefele said he wants to achieve success with Nottingham Forest after penning a three-year contract with The Reds.
The 27-year-old joins from Huddersfield Town for an undisclosed fee and he is delighted to have put pen to paper at The City Ground.
He said: “It is great. I am very happy. The last 24 hours have been crazy, but I am so proud and so much stress goes away from me. I am so happy to be here at The City Ground, it is an unbelievable feeling for me.
“It is a big, big club with a big history. The fans are brilliant; I saw a couple of videos on social media when they sing the song before the start of the game – it turns me on so much!
“Everybody is there, you feel the energy and I saw what is going on at the club with the project to get promoted. Everybody is very positive about this, I want to be part of it and help the team with my style. I just want to be part of this project.”
The German defender said there are similarities to the season when Huddersfield won promotion from the Championship, in terms of the togetherness at the club.
“It feels similar,” he said. “But you can tell it is a much bigger club. The stadium is bigger, everything around it is bigger and everybody wants to achieve this.
“The owners have spent some money to get some good players in and I have spoken to the gaffer who has a clear vision. Everyone is willing and has the hunger and desire to get to the promised land.
“I did it once with a very small club and I just want to do it again, to go with Nottingham Forest as soon as possible to the Premier League. I am not just saying this, I mean it. We have to work very hard because it is a long season but it is possible.”