Andre Villas-Boas could do no wrong with FC Porto, although the 34-year-old is finding life a lot tougher at Stamford Bridge where the domestic competition is fiercer and the pressure on his shoulders weighs heavy.
The Chelsea manager has seen his team lose their last two Premier League matches before conspiring to draw with Genk after controlling the midweek Champions League clash, although the Portuguese is not concerned about chairman Roman Abramovich losing faith.
“At the moment, he’s good,” said Villas-Boas.
“We don’t avoid our responsibilities for winning titles.
“We will defend this philosophy to the death, but what is expected from us as a top club is to win titles.”
Even so, the Chelsea manager must be wondering whether to curb his team’s attacking tendencies after the 5-3 defeat against Arsenal last weekend.
“When things don’t go our way, we can’t be happy with what’s passing,” he said.
“This week that has passed, and the results we have been getting, doesn’t hurt our confidence.
“There’s a good spirit in the group. There’s a negative momentum we are passing by.
“We want wins as soon as possible. We went past a bad period and bad momentum last year, and we want to avoid that again.
“The memory of that is bad enough to want us not to repeat it.
“But we’re not questioning our quality or our talent.”