Chelsea's big-money summer signing Andriy Shevchenko has admitted that he struggled to adapt to life in England for a few months, but now feels that his form is improving all the time.
The 30-year-old Ukraine star joined the Blues for £30million from AC Milan at the start of the season, but has attracted criticism for his performances in the Premiership.
He still only has three league goals to his name, but has netted a further seven in cup competitions to take his overall tally to ten in 36 appearances for the Blues.
Shevchenko said ahead of the Champions League clash with FC Porto: "The first three or four months have been frustrating.
"I know we have a lot of forwards, but the manager chooses the ones he wants to play.
"But for me it is important that Chelsea win. I work hard for the team, but if I score goals I am a striker. But firstly, I work for the team.
"It has been difficult year for me with the World Cup and then coming to Chelsea, but I have improved and feel better now."