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After the highs of playing for the Lions, Byrne is guarding against any anticlimax by targetting success with Wales and the Ospreys.
“There’s obviously more pressure on me now and it is hard to deal with it when you come back from the Lions,” he told the Western Mail.
“I was talking to Rob Howley and Neil Jenkins and they both said you go on a massive downer because you have been right to the top of the game.
“But I think it’s all about pushing on now. You need a goal and for me that is doing well with the Ospreys and Wales and winning some trophies along the way.”
There is plenty for the full-back to focus on for the coming season with Wales looking to regain the RBS 6 Nations title they lost to Ireland and the Ospreys looking to finally fulfil their potential - the EDF Cup the only trophy Byrne has won at the Ospreys.
“I’m already thinking about the next Lions tour too and, while it’s a long way away, it all starts this season.
“That’s a great motivator for me and hopefully that can help me hit top form for the Ospreys and Wales.”
And Byrne should be in top condition to meet those targets after overcoming his recent injury concerns.
“I’m just trying to slowly get back into things and looking forward to getting a rugby ball in my hands again,” he said.
“I have had five weeks without any running at all so the first session back was definitely a shock to the system.
“But my foot has settled down nicely and I just need to keep on top of things, so that I can start the season whenever I’m needed by the coaches.
“I’m really looking forward to the new season and just hoping to push on once again.”