Following Chelsea’s 4-1 loss to Liverpool on Wednesday, manager Mauricio Pochettino attributed his team’s poor away performance to “personality and character”.
Concerningly for the Argentine head coach, the Blues have suffered defeat in five of their previous six Premier League away games.
During Chelsea’s easy defeat at Anfield, Pochettino was questioned in his post-match press conference about the team’s difficulties travelling.
The 51-year-old stated, “I think it’s part of our personality and character.” “We must have greater self-confidence.”
We are now getting well at home. That was a major issue the previous season. We now need to exude greater confidence when we’re not at home.
That has to do with assurance and faith. We must be able to perform at the same level while we are not at home. It only needs time.
Pochettino has also issued a warning to his players, saying that unless they improve, the outcome of their rematch with the squad in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley next month will be the “same result.”
“It will undoubtedly differ in a neutral setting,” Pochettino continued.
That is, of course, how it feels. It’s advantageous since we wish to compete. And the outcome will be the same if we compete in the same manner as we do now.
It’s going to be hard if we don’t get better. In this type of game, learning is what matters to us. We were up against the best team in the league. It’s healthy for us to believe that
we can do better.