19-year-old Chelsea player left surprised after conversations with coach on Saturday

One Chelsea player was left surprised after he held conversations with a coach at full time on Saturday afternoon.

The Blues had just lost 4-1 to Newcastle United in the Premier League and chaos ensued.

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Mauricio Pochettino was seemingly suggesting that the Chelsea team would not be having their day off training on the Sunday and they would all be asked to come in and train instead as a punishment for an embarrassing and terrible performance.

19-year-old Alex Matos was an unused sub and it sounds like he was expecting that to be the case as well.

The Daily Mail report that fifteen minutes after full-time, Matos stood on the touchline at the entrance to the tunnel and asked a member of backroom staff, ‘Are the others coming out? Where are they?’. He was told they were in the dressing-room.

The conversation continued, all fairly laid-back and jovial. Matos then asked the coach if it was right the squad now had two days off. Yes, it was. The player seemed surprised. A couple of other substitutes joined him and they set off on a jog around the St James’ Park pitch.

Meanwhile, in a television interview room, Mauricio Pochettino was saying: ‘We were talking in the dressing room after the game. We should go directly to the hotel and sleep, and start to train early in the morning and not have a day off.’

A few hours later and the club were keen to stress this was all a misunderstanding and the players’ time off had not been cancelled.

Pure madness.

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