Manuel Pellegrini insist he is used to feeling ‘pressure’ after recent disappointing results at West Ham.
Pellegrini’s side were beaten 2-0 at home by Everton last week, a result which the Chilean described as the worst of his reign at the club so far.
After significant investment this summer, the Hammers have struggled to deliver consistent performances so far this season.
Ahead of Monday nights trip to Chelsea, former Manchester City and Real Madrid manager Pellegrini insists he is used to feeling the pressure.
“As a manager you must be used to pressure, but you must continue doing what you believe is the best way to win a game. Before the game and during the game. After that, personally, always when I don’t win the game I make self criticism about the mistakes,” Pellegrini told the official West Ham website.
“If you are always feeling you must do something because the pressure will be too high? I don’t think you can be a top manager.
“Chelsea in this moment are one or two points out of the spots of the Champions League for next season. Maybe they are not involved in the title race but they continue fighting for the Europa League, and they were in the final of the League Cup, so when we finish the season if Chelsea are in a spot of the Champions League I think that will be a good season for Chelsea and Maurizio Sarri.”