Feb 17 2012 By Dan Levene
Andre Villas-Boas has asked Chelsea fans not to simply judge him on the basis of one dreadful defeat at Everton.
The Goodison reverse was the latest in a series of dismal performances, but Villas-Boas says fans should understand that his job involves more than the 90 minutes on pitch during a match.
He said of the supporters who told him 'you don't know what you're doing': “(Fans) are the essence of football, if they demand, you have to respond. You have to be in tune to their demands.
“In the end, there is one key - the fans don't have access to your everyday life. Their assumption is made on the game performance.
“I don't think Chelsea this season can be represented by what happened against Everton. That was something very difficult, the worst of the season. If they respond to that, we understand, but that is not who Chelsea are. We can do a lot better.”