Pochettino reacts as referee fail to give Chelsea two penalties

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Mauricio Pochettino has claimed that Chelsea were not competitive enough during Wednesday’s Premier League loss to Liverpool, and the hosts deserved the win.

Liverpool condemned Chelsea to a 4-1 defeat at Anfield, with Jurgen Klopp’s men netting twice, each in both halves.

The Blues were rather very poor throughout the game, and only managed to score when Christopher Nkunku was subbed on in the second half.

Pochettino chose not to dwell on the referee’s mistakes, but his side’s poor display.

Pochettino said in a post-match presser: “I think it’s so clear; they were more aggressive than us. For us it was difficult to connect and play. It was difficult to recover the ball at the first or the second touch. We lose the ball so easily. They won all the duels.

“When we say they compete better, in all of the areas they were better than us. This is why. Yes, in the second-half of the game, at 2-0, we have a clear chance with Mudryk to score, maybe it would build our confidence and start to feel better.

“Maybe there’s a penalty in the action of Nkunku to change the game. But even if we score and draw, I think it’s disappointing because our performance wasn’t great. It’s good to have this type of feeling. It’s only a game but it has provided us with good information.”

1 Comment on "Pochettino reacts as referee fail to give Chelsea two penalties"

  1. Usman Zakkah | February 1, 2024 at 1:22 pm |

    As a team coach you need to address those lapses, the way and manners Chelsea FC is losing these days is so alarming,we the fans are really frustrated, this has never been the Chelsea FC way’s of playing,

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