Keisuke Honda insists he has no intention of leaving AC Milan and will only move on if the club force him out.
The 29-year-old has lost his starting berth under new coach Sinisa Mihajlovic and recently voiced his frustration with his lack of regular first-team action.
Nevertheless, the attacking midfielder refuses to throw in the towel just yet and is determined to fight back.
“I will tell you one thing clearly: I won’t leave Milan of my own accord,” Honda told Nikkan Sports.
“I came to Milan with unshakeable determination and unless they tell me they don’t want me, I’m going nowhere. I won’t run away.
“Of course I have to accept my disappointing performances, but I have confidence of fighting back. I know it will be difficult to win back my place, but I haven’t given up.
“It’s more difficult than I imagined it would be at Milan, but of course I won’t give up.”
Honda has a contract with the San Siro side until June 2017.