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Di Matteo coy on Chelsea future talk

ESPN staff
November 19, 2012
Roberto Di Matteo is calm in the face of speculation about his future © Getty Images

Roberto Di Matteo claims his focus is on Chelsea's crunch Champions League clash with Juventus and not his own future.

Chelsea's season has faltered in recent weeks and they face Juve in Turin on Tuesday on the back of a defeat to West Brom - their fourth game on the spin without a win in the Premier League.

There are reports of unrest in the Blues camp, defender David Luiz confirmed there were angry exchanges in the dressing room on Saturday, and it has been claimed that Di Matteo's position is under threat.

When asked if he had held talks about his future with club officials, Di Matteo said: "We do not disclose these kinds of things so I won't talk about that. I am not thinking about that.

"I am preparing the team for tomorrow and I have got some important decision to make."

Chelsea top Group E in the Champions League, but they are level on points with Shakhtar Donetsk and only a point clear of Juventus. Di Matteo is aware of the challenge, but is confident his side will get the result they need.

"We are positive," he said. "We had a very good game against Juventus at home. It is going to be difficult for sure but they are under pressure as well and it is going to be an interesting game.

"We are confident we can have a good game."

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