Chelsea striker Didier Drogba admits he is currently finding things "a little difficult" but has vowed to help the club get back on track.
Drogba has fallen out of favour under Luiz Felipe Scolari, and his introduction in place of Ricardo Quaresma against Hull on Saturday prompted taunts of 'You don't know what you're doing' from fans towards the Blues boss. But the 30-year-old is confident both he and the west London outfit will overcome their current troubles.
"It's a little difficult at the moment, but we will find ways to return," he told L'Equipe. "I hope in the Champions League we will do well."
He continued: "You can't have a 10-year career where everything is great. I am in a period like that - a little less good.
"Is this difficult to experience? If I say no, people will say I am not ambitious. If I say yes, people will think I am demoralised when it is really not the case.
"It is not easy but it is not the end of the world. The main thing is that I am in good health physically."
The Ivory Coast frontman, who stopped off in France en route to Turkey for Wednesday's friendly international, played down talk he could be interested in a return to Marseille.
"Nino (Wiltord) is there and Brandao has just arrived. Let's trust these people rather than talk about Drogba," he said after watching his former team beat Bordeaux 1-0 at the Stade Velodrome on Sunday night.
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