After a terrible last season, Chelsea have completely changed their face this summer with numerous new signings. After four Premier games they have only managed one win, plus two defeats and a draw. There is nervousness at Stamford Bridge. Mauricio Pochettino spoke about this situation at a press conference and asked the fans for calm. The results will come, but the Argentine is asking for time.
The Argentine coach was surprised when he compared all of Chelsea’s signings to Zinedine Zidane’s arrival at Real Madrid in 2001. In his first few months, the Frenchman didn’t quite fit into Vicente del Bosque’s system and the run-run was set at the Bernabéu with the Ballon d’Or. At the same time that Pochettino is now begging for his new signings, Zidane had him and history speaks for itself with what Zizou achieved as a player in Madrid’s fiefdom.
“I always use the same example. Real Madrid paid 70 or 80 million for a player named Zinedine Zidane. He was an incredible player, but after six months you could ask the Bernabéu fans and they would say: ‘Oh, what did we buy?’ After seven or eight months he started acting. Zinedine Zidane was 26 or 27 years old. “When you buy players who are 20 or 21 years old, you have to be careful,” compares the Chelsea coach.
“At Chelsea the expectation is always enormous. When you come to Chelsea as a player or coaching staff, people expect to win, get some trophies, perform and score. Now we have a very young squad, players who represent a good investment for the club. We need to know that they are young and need to adapt to the circumstances and stay calm. “It’s not fair to evaluate after one game, two games, three games and say they’re not performing,” continued Pochettino, who faces a difficult trip to Bournemouth this Sunday. Another puncture will prolong the Blues’ crisis.