"It's a moment for the players to stick together and do our best for the club."
Avram Grant was initially brought in as director of football with a special role to work with the misfiring Shevchenko.
But Shevchenko, who will be looking to celebrate his 31st birthday with a win over Fulham on Saturday, insists he is not expecting any special treatment from the new man in charge.
He added: "I know him as director of football with the team, like every player. He tries now as a manager and every player has the same relationship."