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Shevchenko vows to stay
15 Mar 2007 - 16:09:44
Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko has vowed to see out his contract and remain at Stamford Bridge for the next four years.
The Ukraine striker has been widely criticised for failing to find his feet in the Premiership since a £30million transfer from AC Milan last summer.
The 30-year-old marksman has netted just three league goals for the Blues but insists his relationship with manager Jose Mourinho remains positive and that he is happy to see out his contract with the reigning Premiership champions.
Shevchenko missed Wednesday's 1-0 win over Manchester City with a slight ankle knock but is keen to return to the starting line-up for Saturday's visit of Sheffield United in a bid to silence those who have criticised his form this season.
"I feel very comfortable and settled here now and I am enjoying life," he said.
"I enjoy working with Jose Mourinho a lot. I like his methods and his philosophy. I have been attacked from all sides but I intend to carry on.
"I like his methods and his philosophy. Of course it's different, because every coach has their own style. But I like the way Mourinho works.
"And that's how you learn - by adding together everything from all the different coaches you've worked with.
"I will grit my teeth. I am definitely not a quitter. My contract runs for four years, I want to play for this team and win things with this team. It is a great team and it is important to play for a great team.
"I am here now and I am staying here and continuing to work to fit into the team because I want to show people the real me."