The interim Stamford Bridge chief insists he will prove his class when it counts by delivering the top-four finish owner Roman Abramovich is demanding.
The Spaniard said: "For us, the priority is to finish in the top four. That, finish, means at the end of the season, not now.
"You cannot look (at the table) every week in the season.
"You have to have confidence and prepare, and at the end of the season you will see."