Don’t boo the players: Pochettino tells angry Chelsea fans who to boo

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Mauricio Pochettino has urged Chelsea fans to be patient, and continue to show support to the players, despite the difficulties they’re facing this season.

Disgruntled Chelsea fans let their pain out by booing both the manager and his players, following the 2-2 draw with Brentford last Saturday.

Asked if he had a message for the angry Chelsea fans, Mauricio Pochettino told reporters after the game at the GTech stadium: “Yes, and if they want to listen, perfect. If not, what can I do? They’ll keep booing. I’m giving my best to this team.

“But we cannot blame the fans. My message is: Okay, they need to show their frustration – through who? I prefer to me rather than to the team. I prefer that, I am strong. I am sure that in time we will change the perception.

“I don’t want the fans trying to blame the players. Players need to feel backed by the fans and, to be honest, I prefer that I get the blame and let the players be free on the pitch. I don’t care. I am strong, I am 52 now.

“The players deserve credit and support from our fans. If someone needs to get the blame, that is no problem. That is why I am the coach.”

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