Graham Potter vehemently denied implications that he won’t see out the season at Chelsea regardless of their disappointing file beneath his tenure.
Potter’s facet have gained simply two of their final 10 Premier League encounters, most lately falling 1-0 to Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
Speculation about Potter’s longevity on the membership has run extra rampant in current days, however the Blues boss insisted he didn’t want validation from anybody exterior the confines of his membership.
“The owners are billionaires so they’re quite smart,” he mentioned. “Smarter than me, that’s for sure. So they understand the challenges that we have and the direction we want to go in. I’ve been here four months and five, six weeks of that have been lost to international football.
“I think Pep (Guardiola) was (at Manchester City) a year before they’d won anything, and then obviously Mikel (Arteta) and Jurgen (Klopp) took a bit of time. But obviously it’s maybe different for me, for some reason. But I don’t put a timescale on it. I know the responsibility we have here.
“But also I know that I am capable, and I know the quality that I have and I have the full support of certainly the owners, the players and the staff here. And you can see by the support we had (against City), it was fantastic, so there will always be people that doubt.
“There’s nothing you can do, but certainly I’m not here to convince anybody. I’m here to do my I work and then if that convinces then that’s fine.”
Chelsea go head-to-head with City once more on Sunday, this time on the Etihad within the FA Cup third spherical.
Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic have been each compelled off the pitch on Thursday, including to an harm nightmare Potter summarised by saying: “I’ve never experienced anything like it.”
The pair have been nonetheless being assessed following the City defeat and could possibly be added to a rising record of sidelined expertise that already contains N’Golo Kante, Reece James, Wesley Fofana, Mason Mount, Ben Chilwell, Armando Broja, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Edouard Mendy.
The Blues boss argued the health disaster, alongside a begin to the season that paused for 2 postponements and the World Cup, didn’t appear to be a very honest fragment of historical past on which to guage his early period at Stamford Bridge.
He mentioned: “I don’t read the newspapers, I stay away from social media, I have no idea (what they are saying). I’ve had some support, I’m not naive to know that when you have the results that we have there’s not going to be criticism and negativity, that would be strange for me to think that.
And again, I’m not sitting here [as] some egomaniac that has all the answers and gets everything right. Of course that’s not the case. But like I said, at the same time, there’s some challenges that we face, there’s some margins in the Premier League that are difficult.
“We’ve had a massive transition, problems in terms of injuries don’t make it easy to be stable, but it’s sort of blah, blah, blah isn’t it? People want to see results, and ‘shut up Graham what are you talking about? We need to win’.”