Mauricio Pochettino was defiant as he answered yet more questions about Chelsea's poor start to the season.
A goalless draw at Bournemouth consigned the Blues to their second-worst start to a Premier League campaign, amassing just five points from five matches.
The result also brought up an embarrassing statistic for Chelsea, who have won just two of their last 16 away matches in the Premier League.
The limp display on the south coast prompted boos from the travelling Chelsea faithful at the end of the match, with stand-in captain Ben Chilwell receiving abuse in the stands as he held his hand up in apology.
The fact that over £1billion has been spent on new signings since Todd Boehly took over the club in May 2022 will add to the frustrations of fans but manager Pochettino was quick to remind any doubters about the injury problems they currently have.
«What can we do?» said Pochettino. «For me, I have nothing to say. The fans can do whatever they want.
»We know what we need to do, we are strong in our belief. We have 12 injured and today we had three or four young guys and two keepers on the bench.
«I'm going to cry? I'm going to complain? To who? I need to accept this, the challenge and keep being positive.»
The Argentinian continued: «Bournemouth is a good team, they are going to compete. Every team is going to compete and be difficult.
»But these are the circumstances we need to accept and be positive, patient. We are not going to change in the way we do things.
«What can I do? Only to keep believing. If you say to me we have today all of our players, all of our signings, no injuries, and maybe we cannot win this game? Then maybe I can tell you we need to see (it) in a different way. But we cannot lie to the people.»
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