Mauricio Pochettino on Chelsea winger: He needs to improve

"I think he played well but he also needs to improve. For me, he is still not at his best."

by Sead Dedovic
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Mauricio Pochettino on Chelsea winger: He needs to improve
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Mauricio Pochettino could not be satisfied with the draw of his team (Chelsea) vs Arsenal. Considering the fact that Chelsea had a 2-0 lead, they had to be better at the end of the match. After the match, Pochettino commented on his team's performance, and one of the topics was Mykhailo Mudryk.

The Ukrainian was substituted in the 66th minute, and Jackson entered the game. Pochettino revealed whether the substitution happened because Mudryk got tired; 'No. I think he played well but he also needs to improve. For me, he is still not at his best.

I think we needed to make a change to add a little bit more pressure with Jackson in front. In that situation, we created a few chances and the game was closer to 3-0 than 2-1.’- Pochettino said, as quoted by METRO.

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The Argentinian is angry considering that they had the lead and could have decided the match. However, it is clear that Chelsea have a young team that needs experience. Recently, the policy of this club has been to sign many new players.

In such conditions, it takes time to create chemistry between the players.
‘I think we lost two points. We are disappointed but you can not change the analysis and the judgement of the game. We were very competitive against a very good team fighting for the Premier League last season.

We are a young team and I think the way we competed is a lot to be proud but we’re disappointed because after 77 minutes when we conceded the first goal I think we were better. The game was under control and we were playing well and dominating the game.

But when you concede there is a risk. Yes, we’re disappointed but we have to take positive things.' Pochettino thinks they are going in the right direction. Cole Palmer is one of the players for whom the Argentine has nothing but praise.

‘I wan to see my players sad because they lost two points. We are in a good direction. It’s important we show the people we can compete at this level. [Cole Palmer] is an unbelievable player. He is so young but is so open to learn. He showed his personality is strong.’

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