"This is a big challenge for us - how to keep it," he said.
"To get a world champion is much easier than to keep it for many years.
"Our plan is much higher than a world champion, it is an Olympic champion, and not just one."
The next major events for Daley, who has been shortlisted for the BBC's Young Sports Personality of the Year award, will be the 2010 Diving World Series, which begins in Dubai in March and reaches Sheffield in April.
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