Stiliyan Petrov today lifted his lid on his 'time out', vowing he will reach top form for Aston Villa and dismissing a move away.
But the 28-year-old is determined to get back in the team and show his true ability.
He told the Express & Star,"I haven't produced my best form for Villa but I haven't been complaining, I just get on with it and the manager picks the team.
"Sometimes it doesn't go well for you but you still do your best for your team-mates and that's the way I'll carry on. I'll never give up. I will be back playing for Villa. To be honest, a few people have asked what I want to do. But I'm not a quitter and I'm not thinking about a transfer."
Petrov also revealed he doesn't find the Premier League any harder than he has experienced before.
"Football is the same everywhere you go I've played Champions League, internationals and European Championship games, so I don't find this any different," he said.