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Chelsea legend dissatisfied with the current state of Pochettino’s men

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Chelsea legend Florent Malouda has echoed Gary Neville’s critical assessment of the club as bottle jobs. Thus, emphasizing that the current results are unacceptable.

After Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Liverpool in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final, Gary Neville, providing commentary for Sky Sports, remarked:

“It’s Klopp’s kids versus the billion-pound bottle jobs from Chelsea. I have no sympathy whatsoever!”

Malouda, who secured Champions League, Premier League, and three FA Cup titles in his seven years at Stamford Bridge, backed Neville’s perspective.

What did Chelsea legend say?

He stated: “When you lose you have to accept criticism, and I don’t think that was a harsh comment. When you listen to Gary Neville talk about Man United, he can be harder on his own team.”

“The difference between the money Chelsea have spent versus the results is unacceptable. I think it is good to understand that criticism comes from high expectations, and it is a good time for Chelsea to get back to the drawing board. What is happening now is simply not enough for a team like Chelsea.”

Despite spending large sums, such as a British record £115m for Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo, Chelsea finds themselves in 11th place in the Premier League. Malouda, who played alongside leaders like John Terry, Frank Lampard, and Didier Drogba, feels the team is currently missing such strong leadership.

During an exclusive conversation with Ladbrokes Fanzone, the 43-year-old Chelsea legend conveyed his disappointment. That is regarding the outcome of the Carabao Cup. Malouda mentioned: “I am disappointed with the Carabao Cup result. But at the same the potential we have is clear. I am positive about that.”

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