West Ham manager Slaven Bilic remains defiant as results continue to go against him, most recently a 4-1 hammering by Liverpool.
The Hammers are one point above the relegation zone after winning just once in their last seven matches, and just twice all season, leading to mounting pressure on the Croatian coach.
"Of course I believe in myself, in my staff and in my team and their character and everything," Bilic said.
"I came so far from a small country first as a player then as a manager, so it's not about that. I am a big fighter. I definitely don't feel a broken man. I am very, very strong.
"On the other hand, the situation for West Ham is not good and as I said two years ago, one year ago, and now, the club is about every individual and that includes me.
"It's hard for me to talk now about myself. I'm not doing a job interview, I know that. I never like to talk about myself like I'm dead, I will never do it. I know my values. If I'm anything, I'm a strong man and I am a big believer in myself.
"I am the one who is taking the bullets all the time when I have to and when I don't have to. So it is out of the question how strong a character I am.
"I believe in myself, I believe in my work, I believe in my staff and I believe in my players. Otherwise, I wouldn't have come so far from a small country."