Stop comparing Nicolas Jackson with Didier Drogba – Pochettino

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Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has asked that people stop comparing his young players with football legends at the club.

The Chelsea manager spoke on the comparisons people have highlighted between Nicolas Jackson and Didier Drogba.

Pochettino also admitted that there’s so much pressure on Enzo Fernandez, just because he won the World Cup in 2022.

Pochettino said: “From the beginning we have been talking about Jackson needing to score goals, which is okay, but you cannot compare Jackson now with Didier Drogba.

“Drogba was one of the best strikers in the world and it’s difficult to build another Drogba.

“Even when people say Enzo played in a World Cup final, it’s important to remember that he started that competition as a young guy on the bench.

“The focus was on Messi and other players and he was playing free, but now he is the focus and people are saying he needs to win the game. For him it is the first time feeling he is the main guy and that is about learning.

“Part of my responsibility is to make sure people get the reality, our truth.

“To try to explain it to them from the inside, not from people who don’t know what is happening here. I think it is unfair to focus on those things or make those comparisons, but I accept everyone’s opinion.”