Mauricio Pochettino faults this top player for Chelsea’s recent poor performance.
Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has asked that Mykhaylo Mudryk improve his game following another poor performance in the tie against Bournemouth.
The Blues paid £88.5 million for the winger during the January transfer window last season. However, he has failed to live up to that price tag since his arrival at Stamford Bridge, as he is still without a Premier League goal.
On Sunday, he started on the left wing against the Cherries at the Vitality Stadium, and his problems continued. The Ukrainian failed to deliver an accurate cross in each of his three efforts and hence lost three attacking duels.
Because of his problems, Pochettino substituted Cole Palmer for him just after the hour mark. Following the game, Pochettino urged that Mudryk begin to demonstrate why Chelsea paid such a high sum for him.
“He’s getting better. He still has a lot to learn; the Premier League is extremely fast, as is the game itself. “I think it’s about better understanding the game and trying to be more connected with the team,” he stated.
“We need to give him the time and tools he needs to improve during the season.” In order to succeed, we must be harsh. It’s about increasing our effectiveness in front of the goal.”
Thiago Silva, the veteran defender, could be seen growing irritated with his team’s attackers after they failed to score yet again. Pochettino was also dissatisfied with the team’s inability to score.
“I think, again, it’s about deserving, but the chances we created in the first 20, 25 minutes, I think we deserved to score in this moment, but we didn’t.” The game was then open, and I believe we wanted to win in the last 15, 20 minutes,” he continued.
“At times, we started to disorganize our defence with the full back so high, which allowed for some counterattacks in transition.” We were disappointed with the outcome since we wanted to win, but we understand the circumstances.
“Once again, we deserved more, but we didn’t get it.” We were chatting with Thiago at the end of the game about staying more relaxed since defensive players sometimes want to help the team score because they believe we can’t.
“That’s because Thiago has experience, but too many players are new to the game.” That is the construction, and in order to establish a new team, we must improve; there are many laws in football that you cannot write.
“What I’m disappointed about is that sometimes we tried to go too far and created more confusion for the offensive player, which then allowed the opponent to create some chances.”