Pochettino reveals what will happen to Nicolas Jackson after Wembley disaster

Nicolas Jackson
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It hasn’t been the best of a start for Chelsea striker Nicolas Jackson, but if anything, the 22-year-old has shown promise.

The Senegal international had a game to forget against Manchester City, as his missed chances caused Chelsea a place in the FA Cup final.

Nicolas Jackson has scored 13 goals and made five assists in all competitions for Chelsea this season, but his missed chances have always been talked about.

For Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino, he believes Nicolas Jackson will have a better second season in the English top flight.

“The first season is always difficult for players, more when you are a striker and have to score goals,” Mauricio Pochettino told a press conference on Monday, when speaking on Nicolas Jackson.

“I think he’s our main striker, only striker we have fit because [Christopher] Nkunku nearly didn’t play in the whole season and then [Armando] Broja moved to Fulham.

“He is doing fantastic, an amazing job for the team, running, scoring goals and giving assists. In his first season, a young guy, he is doing fantastic.

“He’s going to have my support always. He is fighting for the club, teammates and the team. He needs time to improve. No doubt [he will be better next season].”

Asked how Jackson has reacted since the semi-final defeat to Manchester City, Pochettino added: “We were talking yesterday and he was tired, more than he normally is because the team wanted to win, the players wanted to go to the final.

“He is young and needs to live this type of situation to improve.”