Tottenham Hotspur boss Juande Ramos admits he is under pressure to end his side's seven-match winless start to the Premier League season.
Ramos' side are rooted to the foot of the table and face Stoke City - who are 19th - at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday.
The former Sevilla coach said: "In our situation all the matches are very important. We need to win at Stoke. All the games are important because at the moment this is a serious situation for us.
"I am worried because we want to win, but this is a normal situation we have had since the start of the season. We are working very hard. We want to finish this situation very quickly.
"The situation for me is not bad because I have 20 years training. I have had big experiences in good moments and bad moments, so this is normal for me.
"When you win you are the best and when you lose you are the worst. This is football. It never always is good and never always is bad.
"Of course I have pressure because I work every day with the team for the next game. But until the end of my contract - this is the time I have.
"It's sometimes difficult to explain this situation but the team is losing 1-0, 2-1, it's very near the victory.
"It's curious. The best match for us was against Chelsea, to draw 1-1 at Stamford Bridge. At the moment we play the smaller teams and lose, so maybe it's better against the big teams."