Chelsea striker Andrei Shevchenko has vowed to persevere with his Stamford Bridge career.
Shevchenko has been linked with a return to Italy as he struggles to come to terms with life at Chelsea, but the Ukrainian insists he will prove himself at Chelsea.
“When one decides to take a certain route, you must follow it to the very end,” Shevchenko told Corriere della Sera.
“Only at the end will you be able to see if things have gone well or not.
“I have no idea where all the rumours stem from. I only know there are difficult moments and easy moments, but when you make a choice you have to get to the end of it.
“Somebody who’s made a precise choice and left a great club where he was happy for seven years, to join another great club, cannot give up like that.”
Shevchenko, who was dropped for Wednesday’s win over Newcastle, is not concerned by his demotion.
“This doesn’t bother me at all,” he added.
“A great team cannot guarantee a starting place to anybody. If you are not in a position of producing what the manager asks of you, then it is only right that someone else plays in your place.
“I am giving 100 per cent, we’ll see in the end if this is the right place for me or not.
“It is not that I do not score any longer. I do not score as much and as regularly as before. But in truth I still score a few.
“We players are not machines, there are times when the wheel turns in a different way: you have to have belief.”