Chelsea winger Florent Malouda insists the club can show their worth this season despite the departure of Jose Mourinho.
After losing his first game in charge, Mourinho's replacement, Avram Grant, has seen his new charges win their last seven games.
"It is true we had a little bit of trouble inside the club, we changed the manager, but the fact is we had to go on," said Malouda.
"We need a lot of good results to get confidence and we need all details of the team to be good at the same moment. We come here as a group to prove to everybody that Chelsea can win a lot of things this season. I think everything is behind us now and we have to look forward.
"All the team is confident and we will try to prove it on the pitch. The team spirit comes from a lot of things. First the training - we train together and we train very hard - and when we train, it is to win something.
"All the players of this team wanted to come to Chelsea to win something. That is our ambition and that is what makes us have this great spirit."
Chelsea face Schalke on Tuesday, knowing they could all but seal their place in the next round with seven points already under their belts.
"The Champions League is one of our objectives this season," he continued.
"We don't like to choose between titles but it is a fact that to win the Champions League title, that is something very important in a career and I came to Chelsea for that.
"I hope that first we will qualify for the knockout stages. That is the first thing to do and after that we will see."