Chris Gunter said Wales' Euro 2016 success has made them more determined to achieve World Cup qualification.
Wales start out on the "Road to Russia" against Moldova in Cardiff on Monday night on the back of a European Championship campaign that sent the nation into football frenzy.
Chris Coleman's side reached the semifinal of Euro 2016 before losing to eventual winners Portugal -- Wales' best-ever performance at a major tournament.
"When you get a taste of something, you want more of it," said Gunter.
"There will be no hangover, we'll be even more determined.
"I think that hunger will always be there with this squad, everyone knows how close we are.
"We've been through a tournament, and we know how it feels -- the highs, the scenes back home -- and we want to deliver that again."
Gunter echoed the sentiments of his manager, who said he had been on a "downer" after Wales hit heady heights in France.
Coleman said returning to everyday life after the excitement of reaching the last four of the Euros was difficult to cope with.
"The few weeks after were horrible," said Gunter.
"Looking back at those seven weeks together in a hotel with a game to look forward to every week was special.
"So to be out of it and free to do what you wanted, it was hard and a lot of boys felt the same.
"To go through those highs there will obviously be some come down.
"But we went away and before you knew it you were back with your clubs."
Wales have not qualified for a World Cup since Jimmy Murphy's 1958 side reached the quarterfinal before losing 1-0 to Brazil and a goal from a teenager called Pele.
But Gunter admits there will be a different feeling about the forthcoming campaign that sees Wales pitted against Austria, Serbia, Republic of Ireland, Moldova and Georgia.
"You can't get to a semifinal and think things are going to stay the same," said Gunter.
"But this is what we wanted, to have this interest and excitement from the beginning.
"The squad have earned it and you can feel the excitement ahead of a long journey.
"But the start is just as important. We said that two years ago, but people are looking at us now.
"It's important we start well and use the momentum of the summer.
"We know the atmosphere will be there now. We're coming off the back of a month where we were all together, people talking about the fans as much as the football.
"The fans were a credit to the nation as much as team, and on Monday we know a sold-out stadium will be right behind the team.
"The bond will be as strong as it was in France."