Pochettino's comments on Caicedo's unwanted debut for the Blues

By Real11 - Aug 21 2023 188 Views


A horrible debut for an Ecuadorian midfielder

The 21-year-old midfielder Moises Caicedo made an unpleasant debut with Chelsea. Even so, the Blues manager Mauricio Pochettino did not want to make it too much of a problem. The Pensioners brought in Caicedo from Brighton with a whopping sum of £115m. The Ecuadorian midfielder made his debut when Chelsea met West Ham in the 2023/2024 Premier League on Sunday. The Blues lost with a score of 1-3 in that match. The Hammers scored through Nayef Aguerd, Michail Antonio and Lucas Paqueta. While Chelsea got a goal through Carney Chukwuemeka. This result brought WHU to 6th place in the standings with a collection of four points. Meanwhile, CHE is temporarily stranded in 15th place with one point in the league standings. Pochettino brought on Caicedo in the 61st minute. However, Ecuador's star footballer failed to make a positive impact after coming onto the pitch.

Caicedo often loses the ball and he even fouled Emerson Palmieri so that West Ham got a penalty which was perfectly executed by Lucas Paqueta. Even though Caicedo's debut was considered very bad, Pochettino didn't question it. He saw a lot of positive things from the player. "He told us he was ready to play. I think 30 minutes was good for him and a lot of positives," Pochettino told the BBC.

"He may be disappointed but we have to move on and he will be a good player for us." Now Chelsea has not won in two Premier League matches this season. Previously, Chelsea drew against Liverpool. Even though the results on the field haven't looked good, the 51-year-old head coach Pochettino feels quite confident that his team can win soon. "I can't change my speech after the Liverpool game, we have to believe in the process and we have to stay calm and that's the process," he continued.


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