Chelsea fans worried after Pochettino admits mentality of the players vs Liverpool

Chelsea loses 1-0 to Liverpool in the EFL Cup final in the last minutes.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Pochettino reacts to the loss against Liverpool and Chelsea fans are not happy to hear his comments.
Pochettino reacts to the loss against Liverpool and Chelsea fans are not happy to hear his comments.
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Chelsea suffered a tough loss in the EFL Cup final against Liverpool as they conceded late in the game in extra time. The game was close to the penalty shootout, but a Virgil Van Dijk header gave Liverpool the win. Mauricio Pochettino spoke after the game, and Chelsea fans were not impressed with what they heard. Chelsea fans are not happy with their player's mentality in a final.

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Pochettino spoke after the game and described how the players felt during the game. Pochettino said, "We created four, five, six big chances, and we didn't score. In a game like today and in a final to score first, it is a big advantage. We didn't score, and that is a bit of a problem. We conceded in the last minute and it is difficult to react. They [the players] are professional; they need to feel the pain. We played for a trophy we didn't get. They need to feel the pain like us. The players started to lose their energy. The team felt maybe penalties would be good for us."

Pochettino insists on taking positives from the game and looks forward to continuing to save the season with good performances. Pochettino says, "We need to take positive things, need to push, use this type of game to learn and be better. I think we really competed if you don't score with chances we had it's difficult to win the final. That is why, we lost final we need to be clinical in front of goal and we congratulate Liverpool and keep going. The way you lose is so painful but now we need to keep going keep moving. They scored, and we didn't score."

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What is next for Chelsea?

Chelsea are still in the FA Cup and will play the 5th round this Wednesday against Leeds United at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea will then play Brentford, Newcastle United, and Arsenal in the Premier League. Chelsea are 11th in the league with 35 points.

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