Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra has vowed to do whatever it takes to get back in Walter Smith's good books.
The Algeria international was dropped for a third time this week after again returning late from international duty.
Bougherra's fresh absence occurred after being invited to celebrate Algeria reaching the World Cup with the country's president.
The former Charlton stopper insists Smith is happy with his reasons and that he fully respects the Gers boss for helping him improve his game.
"The gaffer now understands and everything is OK. I told him I'll do whatever I need to do for him. I told him I'll do everything I can to make things perfect," he told the Scottish Sun.
"I spoke to the gaffer and have 100 per cent respect for him and everything he does.
"It is because of the gaffer I am going to the World Cup finals. He has given me confidence and helped me. I accept anything he does and I want him to be happy with me.
"My objective with Rangers now is to win the three trophies here. Last year we won the double; now we want the treble."