Saido Berahino says he is determined to get his career back on track as he prepares to return to a fitness conditioning camp in France.
The West Brom striker, 23, was sent to the south of France last month to help him get back into shape.
Baggies boss Tony Pulis has used Berahino just five times this season amid concerns about his attitude and physical condition.
And now Berahino has revealed that he will be returning to the fitness camp after discussions with Pulis and other members of club staff.
He has admitted that he has struggled to focus on his football in the past 12 months – but says that he is now ready to forget about the past and move on.
It was only five days earlier that Berahino was commenting on how he was feeling sharp and was looking forward to playing football again.
On Tuesday, he wrote on Twitter: “Back in training, feeling sharp, feeling strong and looking forward to the weekend!”
But in a statement on West Brom’s website on Sunday, Berahino said: “I have had a good, constructive talk with Tony Pulis and the club’s senior management and we all agree this is the best way forward for me.
“This last year has been the most difficult of my career and it has left me short of the form and fitness required for the Premier League.
“I have never been a player who lacked confidence or a belief in himself but that has been where I have found myself and it has hit me hard. It has left me feeling depressed and struggling for focus which has made it even more difficult to regain full fitness.
“Constant speculation in the media doesn’t help and I have made this statement in the hope that it will respect my privacy and determination to get my career back on track.”
He continued: “I want to thank the club for its support throughout what has been a period of turmoil for me. It may not have always seemed as if I have appreciated the efforts of everyone here to help me but believe me I do.
“Albion has been my second home and the club that has brought me this far. It has never turned its back on me and when I need it most has been at my side.
“I want to thank my team mates who have been willing me on and providing positive support. I want nothing more than to earn my place alongside them and get back on the pitch scoring again.
“I also need to speak directly to the Albion fans. I know many are angry with me and feel I have let down their club. I have to deal with that criticism.
“But I know from the messages of support I receive there are many who still believe in me. I want them to know that I intend to do everything I can to repay that faith while also hopefully winning over those who doubt me.”