Pochettino takes a dig at the Christopher Nkunku decision at Chelsea


A sigh of collective relief rang around Stamford Bridge as the full-time whistle was blown on Sunday afternoon. Chelsea had come through a bizarre football match and held onto all three points against Brighton in west London. Pochettino and his team did a great job undoubtedly.

“We are a young team with young players and we need to improve,” Mauricio Pochettino said after the game. “We need to learn that the Premier League is the best league and we have many players that need to believe and feel that they play in the Premier League. During this period, after Newcastle when we didn’t show our true selves, we wanted to play well, we wanted to show that we care and win the game.

Pochettino talks about the team:

The team was really good, I feel very proud because Newcastle was tough and then again Brighton is always difficult to play and in the first 25 minutes we scored twice and were controlling the game. We were a little bit flat when we conceded at the end of the first-half. In the second-half and then [Conor] Gallagher was sent off. It wasn’t a red card, but that is my opinion, maybe I am wrong.

“I am so proud of the players and the character they showed. I told them at half-time I was happy because it was a great opportunity for us, a massive challenge. We needed to show that we are a team. That is something that for sure will improve us.” Pochettino further added to it.

Chelsea showed real grit and determination to get the job done at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Enzo Fernandez handed the Blues the lead on 17 minutes with his first Premier League goal for the club, with Levi Colwill heading in moments later to double the hosts’ advantage on the afternoon.

Brighton responded through Facundo Buonanotte before half-time, with Gallagher being sent off just after the Seagulls’ goal. Chelsea were forced to play the whole of the second period with ten men. But it did not stop the home side, who restored their two-goal lead thanks to a penalty from Enzo.

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