Pochettino reveals Jackson’s biggest mistake

Pochettino reveals Jackson’s biggest mistake

In a pre-match press conference, Chelsea coach Mauricio Pochettino pointed out a major imperfection in his striker Nicolas Jackson.

Nicolas Jackson, who was recruited from Villarreal in the summer for 37 million euros, is struggling to find his feet Chelsea. In five games for as many starts in the Premier League, the pure product of Casa Sports has only found the net once, during the third day against promoted Luton (3-0), on 25 August.

However, apart from his lack of sharpness in front of the goals, it is his propensity to dispute refereeing decisions, earning him 4 yellow cards on arrival, that is subject to debate. Apart from the game against Luton, the native of Banjul (Gambia) was actually booked for all Championship matches.

Pochettino: “Jackson must be intelligent”

Being under suspension in the event of another yellow card, Sunday at home against Aston Villa for the fifth day, the Senegalese international (22 years old, 4 caps) must work on his biggest current mistake. At least this is what his coach Mauricio Pochettino said, who, however, defended himself to reporters on Friday.

“Today we talked about it, because we had a meeting with him as well as with Enzo (who has two warnings, ed. note). An attacker, four yellow cards only for arguing with the referee. (…) This will create a difficult situation for the team. He understood. Jackson is young, he’s going to be a great player. He needs to be calm and relaxed”declared the Argentine technician.

Then continue: “Jackson needs to be smart and not protest to the refs. Maybe it’s because that’s his normal behavior on the pitch. This season the rules have changed. In addition, he comes from the Spanish championship: it is different and the change is more noticeable on this subject. Now it’s about adapting. I just hope we’re not talking about a yellow card on Sunday. » – We are talking about young players. You can blame me or us, but they need time. There is no doubt that we have incredible talent.”he concluded.

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