Chelsea and former England captain John Terry is on a mission to help both his club and his country to glory in the coming months.
Allegations over Terry's private life have dominated the headlines on recent times, with the 30-year-old now eager to retain his focus on on-field matters ahead of a crucial few months.
He told The Sun: "I'm responding by doing what I've always done - by looking straight ahead. I've got broad shoulders and nobody's going to knock me out of my stride.
"I am strong enough and passionate enough to know I will carry on delivering my best for club and country. Absolutely nothing will change.
"I've already admitted that losing the captaincy hurt, but that's in the past and all I want to do now is move forward and carry on giving my best for England.
"I'm on a mission and nothing is going to distract me. I want to win the Champions League and Premier League for Chelsea and help win the World Cup for England.
"I firmly believe fans want to judge me on the one thing I expect to be judged on - my football - and that's all I could ever ask for."