Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho insists that club owner Roman Abramovich will not sack him despite a number of negative results this season.
The Blues are currently 14th in the Premier League table after Saturday's shock defeat at home against Bournemouth.
But the 52-year-old says this season's campaign has made him stronger and he is determined to turn the tide ahead of the new year.
"Because I think I did lots of good things for this club," Mourinho told reporters on Tuesday.
"He believed in me twice: one, when he brought me back to the club, and the second time when he gave me a new four-year contract.
"I don't think the owner is a person to change with the wind. I know the wind of results is an important wind and I know this wind is really strong because the results in the Premier League are really bad.
"It [this negative run] is making me better - I never thought I'd be so strong and so highly motivated.
"Another defeat and the next morning I wake up with more desire to go to work. So it has made me know myself better and I have found myself stronger than I thought.
"When you win all the time and always have happiness with results it is a wonderful life. When you have bad results it is more difficult and I have found myself really strong. So it is good experience."