Martin Jol insists he thinks only positive thoughts as he seeks to steer the team towards a victory over Middlesbrough in the Barclays Premiership on Sunday.
The Head Coach was speaking at his pre-match press briefing on Friday afternoon and, after six straight defeats in the league, was asked if he was feeling any pressure. Martin instantly rejected such a notion.
"I think you have to look at it in a very positive way and I am doing that," he reasoned. "I learnt from my mother that fear can be your biggest enemy. I see that we have a good squad with an unbelieveable spirit - Thursday was one of the best sessions we've had. We worked hard, we laughed and we will do every thing to turn the corner.
"This is different for me, I came in two weeks ago. We are a big club and what we have to do is become a big, big team with good results. The only thing to do is do well - and maybe I need a couple of weeks more!" he added with a smile.
"I did the Burnley game which was good and we had a good preparation. Arsenal I still think we were a bit unlucky, we made errors and they didn't punish us - we did it ourselves. At the Villa we lost through a corner and should have easily had a draw.
"There is no pressure for me, we realise we must make the supporters happy and we will do that. I have the solutions and a reasonable vision, we've had a tough programme and I don't run away from the challenge because it is the nicest one I've ever had."