Pochettino likens Chelsea player to Zinedine Zidane

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A number of Chelsea new players have been up for criticisms, as they are yet to show anything close to their transfer fee.

One of such players that have been criticised massively is the Ukrainian, Mykhailo Mudryk.

The young winger was signed for around £100m, but is yet to score for the Blues.

Blessed with pace and trickery, the Stamford Bridge faithful are yet to see the best of Mudryk.

However, Blues boss Mauricio Pochettino, believes the young signings at the club will come good, and likened the situation to Real Madrid’s star signing of Zinedine Zidane, who didn’t perform well in his first few months as a Galactico signing.

“At Chelsea the expectation is always massive,” Pochettino said.

“When you arrive at Chelsea as a player or coaching staff, the people expect to win, lift some trophies, perform and score.

“We now have a really young squad, players that are good investments for the club. We need to know that they are young and need to adapt and the circumstances and stay calm. It is not fair to assess after one games, two games, three games and say he is not performing.

“I always use the same example… Real Madrid paid 70 or 80 million for a player named Zinedine Zidane. He was an amazing player but after six months, you can ask the fans at the Bernabeu and they were saying; ‘oh, what have we bought?’

“He started to perform after seven or eight months. Zinedine Zidane was 26 or 27. When you buy players who are 20 or 21 you have to be careful.

“They are not machines. They need to settle with all the circumstances that happened in the last few months. We need to give time.

“That’s why it can maybe effect the results that didn’t arrive but we are happy with the process and the way that the team is showing the way we want to play.

“We were better than Liverpool and West Ham. I think we deserved [more]. After five games if we are talking about 12 points and through to the next round of the Carabao Cup, you say ‘fantastic, what a job’ but maybe it hides something.

“No, there’s a bad feeling because of the result and another feeling because the process is in a good way. We need to recover the injured players and then for sure we will be in a good way and it will be tough to play against us.”