“A new project is always difficult,” defends Pochettino (Chelsea)
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“A new project is always difficult,” defends Pochettino (Chelsea)

The new Blues manager retains confidence in his team despite their difficult start to the season.

To start up”a new project is always difficult“and despite Chelsea’s unsuccessful start in the league,”we must continue to believe strongly in ourselves“, coach Mauricio Pochettino declared on Tuesday on the eve of meeting Brighton in the League Cup.

We have always known that a new project is always difficult» must be put in place, said the technician who was appointed at the end of May. The situation was “a bit unstable» this summer and the team really started to play together «after the transfer market closes“, September 1, he pointed out.

For the Argentine, then quickly made “showed her ideas and the way she dominates» during matches. “Everyone in this country sees that Chelsea deserve more, but we failed to score goals, the most important thing in football“.

Three games without scoring

The Londoners are now three league games without scoring, a poor run that was interrupted on Sunday with a 1-0 outnumbered defeat at Aston Villa.

It is of course normal to be criticized, since we are not winning, but we must continue to believe strongly in ourselves», suggested Pochettino at a press conference.

For the former coach of Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain, in particular, “the team is very well organized, the efforts made are enormous“, but “we are not clinical enough when it comes to goals“, he added.”This is what we have to try to solve and try to bring more confidence to our offensive players“.

Pochettino assures that the League Cup is “one of the goals“for the season.”We have to believe that this is an opportunity to win a trophy“.

Chelsea are not playing in any European competition this season, weighed down by their last twelfth place finish in the league last year. The Blues, deprived of several players due to injury (Wesley Fofana, Reece James, Romeo Lavia, Christopher Nkunku…) are currently fourteenth after only one win, two draws and three losses.

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