Mauricio Pochettino believes his Chelsea side have been getting a lot better in the last few weeks.
The Argentine oversaw the Blues’ 6-1 win against Middlesbrough on Tuesday, which helped Chelsea to progress to the Carabao Cup final.
Chelsea are now unbeaten in nine games across all competitions at Stamford Bridge, and Pochettino believes it’s a sign of progress.
Pochettino told the official Chelsea website: “Always it’s about a matter of time. Now it appears there is so much positive data and records, and before the Middlesbrough game it was all negative. That is football, when you score goals and win games everything that looked not so good suddenly looks good.
“For us the most important thing is in both moments we need to be realistic in how we see things and we are not going to change the way we assess things or the plan for the future.
“But of course I am happy because I think we deserved it. Our performance has been one thing and afterwards our results have been something different. There are too many details that we need to control better and to compete better, because we are a team in the process of growing.
“We need this moment to live together, to realise that we can improve. To score six goals is always going to be important to build confidence and show ourselves also we are capable of scoring, that in every single offensive action it is possible to score. It’s not to think that we cannot score in every single offensive situation we have, it is the opposite. We need to think that every time we have the ball we need to finish by scoring or trying to score.
“So it was important because that builds our confidence and our trust. The performance was really good from the beginning of the season but we could not be clinical enough. Now if we start to score goals I think we are going to win the games that maybe we could not win in the past.”