Per Mertesacker insists he is committed to Werder Bremen as the strugglers look to push up the Bundesliga.
Bremen are currently sitting 14th in the German top flight, with 24 points from their opening 22 games.
While some professionals may think of jumping ship if their side were not pushing for European competition next term, Germany international defender Mertesacker is not one of them.
Instead the defender, who joined Bremen in 2006 and is contracted to the club until June 2012, believes players should have loyalty.
The 26-year-old, who was linked to Arsenal and Liverpool in the January transfer window, told BILD: "You have to be going back to aspects like gratitude, respect and affinity. You have to keep in mind what a club has done for yourself over years, you should never forget that.
"Players moving clubs fast and often is a behaviour I deplore, I hate that.
"At the moment I am extremely keen to prevent any scenario of people being able to say I am a mercenary, only thinking about money.
"I am not going to say I would not be able to deal with not playing in a European Cup competition next season.
"You are able to deal with any situation. You have to keep promises you made, even if they were made years ago.
"The situation at Werder Bremen is extremely precarious. I am certainly not going to monitor my feelings (about leaving), I am not going to make any statement on myself as long as the club is in such a situation - a situation which the club was put in by the players."