Florent Malouda is the latest Chelsea player to declare he wants to remain with the club.
The French winger has been in-and-out of the starting XI all season - but Malouda insists he did not expect anything different.
Malouda feels that Avram Grant taking over from Jose Mourinho had little affect on his own future.
"Even under Mourinho I could have experienced that," he told L'Equipe.
"My first season at Lyon I had no status, so I have known this experience before.
"You just have one thing to do, push the coach to have doubt about his first choice.
"Just because your on the sidelines for one month, it does not make you a failure. I am at Chelsea to settle long-term.
"You know everything can change in one day in football, but I have signed a four-year deal and I hope to have more importance to the team next season.
"This is high level football."
Malouda also accused the British media of distorting comments he made about Chelsea earlier this year.
"The English press has distorted my interview in France football some months ago saying I was complaining about English football," he said.
"The next day I came to the training session and everyone looked at me with strange eyes."
Malouda admits he would love to feature in the UEFA Champions League final against Manchester United.
"I just hope to play the Champions League final, and above all win it!" he said.
"Mentally I have learnt a lot in England. The Englishmen never doubt, they always keep in mind the thought they are the best."