Pochettino reveals what Chelsea owners said after loss in the EFL Cup final

Pochettino feels safe keeping his job after what Chelsea owners said to him after Cup final loss.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino talks about what Todd Boehly said to him after the loss on Sunday.
Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino talks about what Todd Boehly said to him after the loss on Sunday.
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Chelsea fans are still hurt about missing out on a trophy this season after the team lost 1-0 late in extra time against Liverpool. The EFL Cup final showcased many chances for both teams to take the win, but Liverpool snatched it late thanks to a Van Dijk header. Chelsea fans were furious to hear Pochettino's comments after the game, saying to take positives from the game. Chelsea and Pochettino have quickly turned their focus to tomorrow's 5th round FA Cup game against Leeds United. Pochettino revealed what the owners told him after losing the final a few days ago.

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During his press conference, Pochettino said he believes in his players and is disappointed in not winning the EFL Cup trophy a few days ago. Pochettino said, "We never set the team up to go for penalties. Come on. We tried to win in 90 minutes or extra time. Before extra-time and at half-time in extra-time, we said: come on, we need to go and win. We feel disappointed. Of course. It's Chelsea, and so it's about winning. I back my players. I will always be with my players. We have to accept the criticism sometimes. When we decide to come, we need to accept that it's Chelsea and accept you are playing for a team whose history is to win."

Chelsea talked about speaking with Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali, owners of Chelsea. Pochettino said, "The owners showed support to me after the final. Todd Boehly also sent me a nice message. After the final, during the night, I met Behdad, and we were talking. We were sharing our opinions of the game and the opportunity we missed”.

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Pochettino confirms Christopher Nkunku's injury, leaving him out for a month

Pochettino also revealed that Nkunku is injured and will be out for a couple weeks. Pochettino said, "We heard yesterday that Chris Nkunku got injured, but we don’t know when he got injured. He’s undergoing a medical assessment. At the moment, three to four weeks out for Chris. I hope. I hope no more."

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