‘What is Chelsea?’ – Pochettino responds

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Chelsea are a huge club that’s very successful, but the current Chelsea team is far from this reality.

Mauricio Pochettino has said that the current Chelsea team is different from what Chelsea is, and it’s something he’s building on.

“What is Chelsea and what is the team are two different things,” Pochettino said after Chelsea’s dismantling of Middlesbrough.

“The history of Chelsea, its capacity to win titles, score goals, means it is a challenge to be at this incredible club.

“We have had to build a team from the start of season, so to be at a Wembley final is good. But we have to win it. Chelsea are about winning Champions Leagues, but we are at Wembley and it is important for us and important for the club.

“For this young team, the experience of going to Wembley will be to build the trust and the confidence. For Chelsea as a club, the mentality is already amazing, but for the team it is good for the players.

“We are improving. We are competing in many things again and to reach a final was the first objective of the season.

“We are improving because we are believing. Don’t listen too much when we are not doing well, keep the focus and see the reality as we need to see it.”