Fabio Capello has vowed to silence his critics and return England to the upper echelons of world football.
Capello's future has come under intense scrutiny following England's disappointing World Cup showing in South Africa.
The Football Association decided to stick with the Italian coach despite the second-round exit in South Africa but, despite the vote of confidence, Capello has found himself constantly fending off questions about his suitability for the role from an increasingly critical media.
England opened their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign with a 4-0 victory over Bulgaria on Friday evening.
However, ahead of Tuesday's trip to Switzerland, the former AC Milan, Real Madrid, Roma and Juventus coach is aware that he still has a major task on his hands to win over his doubters.
"When I started my career as a player I had a lot of big injuries. When I was 20 the newspapers said I was finished," he said.
"I worked really hard and stayed strong. This time it is the same."
Speaking about his treatment from the hands of the British media, an irritated Capello added:"When you shave in the morning you have to look in the mirror and ask is what you wrote about this man correct or not.
"I can't change what people write. I understand it has to be done.
"I look at myself and I am sure what I brought was good.
"I try to do my job really well but sometimes I make mistakes."