Saturday’s FA Cup defeat to Everton has piled further pressure on the Italian, who has watched his side all but surrender the Premier League title to leave their Champions League qualification hopes hanging in the balance.
With the European competition their only remaining hope of silverware this season, Ancelotti is refusing to contemplate defeat in their last-16 tie against FC Copenhagen ahead of the first leg on Tuesday.
“Chelsea will not go out against Copenhagen,” he said. “Maybe this game will be a good moment to get a result and, obviously, keep our season alive.
“Playing this game gives us the right kind of pressure. We have 180 minutes coming up to win this tie. We have to maintain our levels, stay together and work hard together.
“We are out of the FA Cup, and we haven’t done well in the Premier League: to win the Champions League will not be easy, but it brings great motivation for all of us.”
When asked if he would ever consider resigning, Ancelotti added: “No, not me. I don’t have to consider my position. It is the owner that has to consider my position, not myself.
“I just have to work, have to try my best. This is football, you have to be able to manage at this moment. But I have never quit, never resigned, never walked out. Ã‚ÂQuitting is not for me.”
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