Islam Feruz insists he is a much more mature person now than he has been in the past.
Feruz is on a season-long loan from the Premier League champions and prior to his first appearance for Hibs this weekend, the Scotland U21 international is eager to prove himself.
"I know a lot of people will want to judge me based on what I've done in the past rather than who I am now," Feruz told the Daily Mail.
"But it would be nice to be judged on what I do at Hibs now and how I behave in Scotland.
"I think I've got wiser. I've made a few mistakes but I've learned from them. And if it was not for the mistakes, then I wouldn't be the man I am today. What were my biggest mistakes? Just getting into trouble!
"But that's something that comes with being young. When I was younger, I didn't know how to ignore all the attention and I did things I shouldn't have. As I grew up, I learned to ignore it.
"Was money at Chelsea the problem? No, I just look to help out my family. I have the same friends as I did in Scotland.
"I'm the same person. And I am determined to make the most of this chance at Hibs."