Fabio Capello claims he has experienced worse situations during his coaching career after suggesting he has been turned into a ‘monster’.
The England coach is under pressure as England coach following the team’s poor showing at the World Cup finals.
Capello has come in for severe criticism for the performances in South Africa, which came on the back of an impressive qualification campaign.
Speaking ahead of backing-to-back Euro 2012 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Switzerland, the Italian says he is not concerned by the pressure of the job.
“No, this is not the worst situation I have been in. It has been the same two or three times. Once at Madrid, once at Milan, and now,” he said.
“I hope the pressure brings out the best in me. Up to this point it usually has.”
However, Capello considers most of the current pressure to be media generated.
“You create the God, and you create the monster, no?” said Capello.
“I remember what you wrote about me a short time before this period.
“I live the same moment when you write well of me as when you write badly of me. You have to live with the pressure. It is my job.
“This is my team. We lost one game in the World Cup after one big mistake from the referee.
“You don’t remember this. But after this, your opinion about me changed completely.
“You wrote a lot of things differently. But I live with this situation.”