This despite press talk of his imminent sacking.
The Spaniard said: “My position is exactly the same. I was speaking about football with [technical director] Michael Emenalo this morning, as normal.
“I know there are things around but, inside, we’re training well, preparing for the games properly and we think we’re ready.
“I will try to do my job as well as I can and try to do my best every game. I cannot lose my focus. My focus is to improve the team, keep the players believing they can win, as we did against Arsenal.”