Di Matteo wants results to do the talking

Interim Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo has stated that he is not thinking about his future, and is instead focused on getting good results for the club in the short-term.

The Blues have looked revitalised under the stewardship of the Italian coach, and beat Aston Villa 4-2 on Saturday to keep up a good run of league form.

Despite some calls for Di Matteo to be installed in the position on a permanent basis, he is only thinking about ensuring qualification through to the Champions League semi-finals when they face Benfica this week.

“That’s not important, what’s important is that on Wednesday we qualify for the next round of the Champions League,” he told The Telegraph.

“We won and got three points and we’ve got some points back on Arsenal. No, no I don’t think about the future, honestly.

“I don’t want to talk about the past; that is something that has been done and dusted. We can only look forward.

“I am pleased with the attitude of the players, they have shown great character as well; we are in this difficult situation, the season has proved difficult for us and we are just trying to win our games now,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight