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Cole Palmer’s Awkward Exchange with Mauricio Pochettino Leaves Chelsea Boss ‘Disappointed

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Cole Palmer’s Awkward Exchange with Mauricio Pochettino Leaves Chelsea Boss ‘Disappointed
Following Chelsea’s FA Cup win over Preston North End, manager Mauricio Pochettino engaged in what seemed like a tense post-match conversation with star player Cole Palmer.

Despite the 4-0 victory, Pochettino expressed disappointment in Palmer during the post-match media briefing, emphasizing the missed opportunity for Palmer to score a goal.

The 21-year-old managed to provide an assist for Chelsea’s second goal, scored by Thiago Silva, but Pochettino highlighted the need for improvement in different aspects of Palmer’s game, acknowledging his youth and potential for growth.

Pochettino, while acknowledging Palmer’s impressive performance since joining Chelsea from Manchester City six months ago, pointed out the disappointment in the player not converting a significant chance.

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Despite the disappointment, Discussing the 21-year-old, Pochettino revealed: “Very impressed. I think he arrived the last day of the transfer window and his performance after six months, incredible.

“Today a little bit disappointed because he didn’t score a big chance he has and he’s young and still needs to improve in different areas. He needs to understand many things but is improving a lot, a very good player for us and he is doing fantastic and I am so pleased.”

In what has been a challenging start to Pochettino’s tenure at Stamford Bridge, Cole Palmer has stood out as a bright spot.

The young midfielder has scored eight goals and provided seven assists in 20 appearances for Chelsea.

However, former Tottenham star and pundit Garth Crooks recently warned Palmer about his defensive contributions, “The only bright spark for the visitors was Palmer, whose two goals were taken quite brilliantly,” Crooks told BBC Sport. “But the English midfielder needs to watch himself.

“Ducking out of headers on defensive set plays doesn’t endear yourself to your team-mates, neither does suddenly losing touch with the game having scored two goals when really he should have been searching for his hat-trick.”

Cole Palmer’s Awkward Exchange with Mauricio Pochettino Leaves Chelsea Boss ‘Disappointed

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