“I’m paying the price for what they did wrong.” Pochettino says of these two Chelsea players, “I blamed them for Chelsea’s downfall.”
After a dismal campaign for Chelsea last year, manager Mauricio Pochettino has poked fun at his predecessors, Frank Lampard and Graham Potter.
Pochettino has attributed his lack of success to the events that transpired prior to him at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea had a dismal season last year, finishing 12th overall. As a result, there is a negative vibe at the Bridge.
Pochettino acknowledges that in order to improve the environment at Stamford Bridge, his team must begin winning.
Before they faced Middlesbrough in their Carabao Cup quarterfinal second-leg, he declared: “We are now paying for the effect of the 18 months before my time.”
“It has only been six months since I arrived this season. While it is true that our current performance is greater than it was previously, the fans are still disappointed by previous seasons and prior results.
“The team didn’t interact with the fans, so for a short while during some games, as against Brentford or Nottingham Forest, the energy was incredibly low. We made a mistake. However, the fans were fantastic during the re