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Mauricio Pochettino acknowledged the immense pressure to deliver results at Chelsea following their lackluster showing in a 2-1 loss to Manchester United.
The Blues were unable to capitalize on their 3-2 win against Brighton on Sunday, as they lost to Scott McTominay’s last-minute header at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
The manager of Chelsea acknowledged that there is a lot of pressure on him, but he emphasized that achieving success is just a matter of time.
In anticipation of Chelsea’s upcoming game against Everton in the Premier League on Sunday, Pochettino stated, “We must remember that we are playing at Chelsea where there is immense pressure. Our goal is to win, and when we don’t, we feel the weight of that pressure.”
“We are aware of what needs to be done, it’s just a matter of time. The timeline may vary, ranging from six months to a year, depending on the situation. We must carefully analyze the circumstances.”
“We are constructing something that will have a rewarding outcome. We were aware of the challenges when we agreed to this opportunity.”
Chelsea currently holds the 10th spot and has not shown much progress since their previous finish in the bottom half of the standings.
The ex-Argentine player Pochettino stayed optimistic that his youthful team will eventually contend for a spot in the top four.
He stated that we will compete for a spot in the top four.
Possibly not at present, but definitely in the future. It is uncertain, but we are optimistic that it will happen as soon as possible. We are determined to take on the challenge.
Everton, the team that will play against us on Sunday, has achieved three victories in their past four games. They secured a crucial 3-0 win at home against Newcastle on Thursday.
Pochettino, who has been defeated by Sean Dyche only once in their past encounters, anticipates a tough battle from the Toffees.
He stated: “He employs a distinct approach and they have the ability to play in various manners.”
I believe his teams consistently display a strong and assertive playing style that reflects Sean’s personality.
I believe he possesses traits of aggression and bravery, and I anticipate that we will discover a team that will apply high pressure, initiate from the defense, and play with directness.
This upcoming situation will be intriguing as it presents a significant obstacle for our team.
“We must match their level of energy, as they are a team that consistently brings high levels of intensity.”
Last month, Everton lost 10 points due to violating financial regulations in the Premier League.
Pochettino believes the decision was unjust and feels it has energized the environment at Goodison Park.
He stated that in tough times, one has the opportunity to create something unique.
“When an incident like this occurs, it has the power to bring people together and make them feel included in the unjust outcome.”
To succeed in the Premier League, we must learn to handle the challenging environment we will face.