In a week full of intense pressure, from the speculation surrounding his job safety to the build up to two crunch games, Roberto Di Matteo has spoken out in the press this week.
Rumours surrounding Stamford Bridge are suggesting that the Italian manager, who lead the Chelsea team to success in last years Champions League, could well be sacked if they were to lose on Tuesday night in Turin, against a very strong Juventus team.
A loss to Juventus will potentially put Chelsea into third in their group with only the one game remaining, and could leave them at risk of becoming the first Champions League holders to be eliminated via the group stages.
Di Matteo admitted on Friday he feared Roman Abramovich was going to sack him before he was promoted to caretaker manager at Chelsea last year.
Speaking out this week, Robbie said: “I’m not thinking about that,”
“I’m preparing for the game and the team for tomorrow, and have important decisions to make about that.
“We are very confident we can have a good game and, hopefully, a good result.”
In contrast to when Andre Villas-Boas was sacked last year, the team seem to be sticking together with no mention of player power that we heard so much about last season.
The Chelsea manager insisted: “They need to have belief in themselves, and that’s the most important aspect.
“We work together and, at the moment, we’re all in it together and believe we have a good group, a good team, and are pulling together.”
I would like us to get behind the manager, who guided us to a much more than satisfactory season on the back of a dip in form last season, and I believe the manager will do all he can to turn this bad form around. With the fans behind him I believe we will turn this around quickly. Come on you blues.