“The unluckiest period in my managerial career” – Pochettino on injuries

Mauricio Pochettino believes right now is the unluckiest period in his managerial career.

Pochettino is currently dealing with an unprecedented amount of injuries at Chelsea this season and is set to be without Levi Colwill and Ben Chilwell for Monday’s game against Newcastle with the pair the latest names added to the injury list whilst Conor Gallagher is a doubt with a virus.

Speaking in his pre match press conference the 52 year old said: “I think yes it’s the unluckiest period in my managerial career. When we analysed the situation before joining, injuries was one of the weakest points we noted from the season before, so yes it’s bad luck.”

“But I don’t like to talk in terms of bad luck or good luck because I think too many things have happened. Maybe it runs deeper and we need to think how to improve or restructure. I don’t want to blame one area.”

The Argentine is under huge pressure at Stamford Bridge and the fans turned on him in last weekend’s 2-2 draw against Brentford.

Results haven’t been good enough this season and despite reaching the Carabao Cup final the Blues find themselves 11th in the table and facing the prospect of missing out on European football for the second consecutive season.

Reports have emerged recently that Chelsea are already looking at possible candidates to replace the former Paris Saint Germain manager with Sporting Lisbon’s Ruben Amorim and Brighton’s Roberto De Zerbi two names on the list.




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