Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas reveals he has no intention of quitting Stamford Bridge any time soon despite being used mainly as a substitute this season.
The Spain international's future at the club has been the subject of much speculation after rumours he had fallen out with manager Antonio Conte and the fact that he has started just five times in the Premier League this season.
He has, nevertheless, played an important role for the Blues from the bench, contributing four goals and eight assists in all competitions.
Fabregas also ended any uncertainty about his plans for the forseeable future.
"I am not thinking about anything else than challenging myself here. The situation from six months ago to now has changed massively," he told Sky Sports.
"From the beginning it has been a big challenge and there are always rumours, you cannot stop that, but I don't even care what people say. Not for one second did I want to leave.
"Sometimes it's so easy, you don't play two games, you get frustrated and upset and want to move somewhere else, but for me it's the opposite; I want to challenge myself.
"I know in my brain what I can do and if I am better than others or not. I know what I can bring to this team and by improving and listening to the manager and what he wants and doesn't want, I know myself what I can give.
"I have been proving myself every time I have had a chance and I will not stop until I play every game which is what I want."