Goalkeeper Artur Boruc insists he has no regrets about quitting his number one role with Celtic for a bench role at Fiorentina.
The Polish keeper switched clubs for a fee of £1.5million in the summer transfer window but has yet to play a league match for his new club in Serie A.
The good form of Fiorentina's first choice Sebastien Frey has not helped Boruc's cause, but he admits the need to prove himself in Italy has given his career a new lease of life.
"I chose Fiorentina because I wanted to come back to work well," Boruc told a Polish television channel.
"In Glasgow, I became a bit lazy because they all loved me no matter how I played. I loved Glasgow, however, at some point in life you must change.
"I came to Fiorentina because I wanted to go to play in a better championship. I love Italy, I feel good here and I have also begun to speak Italian.
"But now in Fiorentina I must make everyone understand my worth. I'm very ambitious and optimistic.
"I know that here I have to work hard because, compared to Celtic, I have to earn my space. Now is a different situation that involves more work for me."
Reports in Italy have suggested the Poland international could quit the club to resurrect his career with the national side.
However, Fiorentina sporting director Pantaleo Corvino is adamant the player's stint at the club will not be a short one, having tied him down until 2013.
He said: "There is no temptation to give Boruc away in January, he will stay at Fiorentina for the entire period of his contract."