Why Pochettino may not be the right coach for Petrovic: Chelsea legend Petr Cech reveals

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Legendary Chelsea shot stopper, Petr Cech has raised doubts over the suitability of the goalkeeping tactics of Mauricio Pochettino for Djordje Petrovic.

Petrovic has been a regular for Chelsea since last December, after fellow summer signing and previous first choice, Robert Sanchez picked up an injury.

The 24-year-old has however struggled to keep clean sheets even though he has been brilliant in goal, and Cech seems to be of the view that the problem might be as a result of how he’s coached by Pochettino.

He said on Sky Sports: “In this position, in my liking, he’s too deep. That’s the philosophy you (the manager) have.

“Generally there are two philosophies in goalkeeping. Whether you want to take a more advanced position for shots, you close the gap, the angle, the goal, but you have less reaction time.

“Or you drop deep on the goal line, therefore you might have a little more time for a save but you open the goal.

“Pochettino’s goalkeeper coach has been with him from Tottenham, he has the philosophy of ‘OK you drop back, you always create space’.

“I think it’s the Spanish philosophy, I personally am the other way around. In a lot of situations to closing the angle and having less reaction time but having less space to cover, for me, is the advantage.”