Mauricio Pochettino gets angry when Conor Gallagher gets sent off as Chelsea beats Brighton
It made Mauricio Pochettino “disappointed” that Conor Gallagher got a red card as Chelsea beat Brighton.
Mauricio Pochettino was “disappointed” that Conor Gallagher got sent off in Sunday’s win over Brighton for Chelsea.
In a very important win at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea beat Brighton 3-2. Pochettino’s team went back up to 10th place in the Premier League table with the three points they earned.
Galagher, Enzo Fernandez’s centre partner, was the bad guy in the game after getting a second yellow card right before halftime. Fernandez scored two goals and stole the show.
The English player was leading the Blues while Reece James was out with a suspension for this game after getting a red card in last week’s 4-1 loss at Newcastle.
Gallagher got his first yellow card for a hard hit on Facundo Buonanotte. He was then told to leave the pitch for tackling former Chelsea player Billy Gilmour.
The 23-year-old’s team worked hard to win, which is good, but he’ll miss Wednesday’s big game at Manchester United.
Pochettino didn’t agree with the decision to send Gallagher off after the game, but he did admit that his young team’s lack of maturity is hurting them.
When asked about the red card, the boss told BBC Match of the Day, “I don’t think it was.”
“I want to see it again.” The ref needs to understand us as well as we need to understand them.
He also said, “Look, things like this happen in football.” It’s a shame that we can’t end with a player, but things happen, and we have to deal with them.
“Our team is young.” Because of this, we need to leave with red cards. Things will get better over time, and this won’t happen again.
“The team played great. I’m proud of them because Newcastle was tough and Brighton is always tough to play. We scored twice in the first 25 minutes and had control of the game.”
We were a little off when we gave up the goal at the end of the first half, and Gallagher was then sent off. It wasn’t a second yellow card, but that’s just what I thought. I could be wrong.