Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti says he is unconcerned about speculation suggesting his job could be on the line.
The Stamford Bridge side have been overtaken at the top of the Premier League by both Arsenal and Manchester United after just one victory and three defeats in their last six outings.
And their poor run of form continued with a a 1-0 defeat away to Marseille in Wednesday’s Champions League Group G encounter.
On Sunday. Ancelotti faces a testing trip to White Hart Lane to face fifth-placed Tottenham.
“Everyone now thinks we will be beaten in our next game. I picked my strongest team against Marseille because we are in a bad moment and this was a chance to change that,” Ancelotti told reporters.
“But we missed this opportunity because we didn’t win and we didn’t play well, so the bad moment continues.
“Now we have a very difficult game against a very good Tottenham team and we all have to stay strong and focused.
“I am not worried about my position, just by the fact that we are not doing our best. We have to do better to move on from this moment quickly.”
Ancelotti was also critical of the performance of striker Didier Drogba, who was substituted in the 62nd minute after another disappointing display against the side where he is still worshipped as a hero.
The Italian said: “Maybe Drogba was affected by the emotion. Obviously it was not a good performance from him.”