After Maurizio Sarri’s attack on his Chelse players, manager Mauricio Pochettino refused to judge the Italian manager ahead of the Carabao Cup.
The criticism that manager Maurizio Sarri has dedicated to his players after their latest defeat against Arsenal in the Premier League, was something that manager Mauricio Pochettino refuses to judge.
In professional football, managers tend to take the emergency step in going after their players when they aren’t showing any type of reaction as negative results keep piling up.
Chelse started the season quite well, they were even considered as a title contender during the first three months of the season but they are approaching a tipping point in which they could throw everything away in a single match.
The Blues are about to play the second semifinal Carabao Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur, they urgently need a victory of at least two goals on Thursday and the Italian manager doesn’t know any other way to convince the players that they can actually reach the final.
During the press conference ahead of the match against Chelsea, he was questioned about the criticism that Sarri directed at his players and refused to comment on another manager’s work ethic or strategy to motivate his footballers.
Pochettino limited himself to mention what Gonzalo Higuain’s arrival could be like for Chelsea.
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Ahead of this Thursday’s match, Mauricio Pochettino commented on Sarri’s strategy with his players but didn’t reveal much.
The Argentine manager also spoke about the Blues’ possibility of maybe signing compatriot Gonzalo Higuain and how he could fit on Tottenham’s squad for this match in the Carabao Cup.
“I cannot judge the words of a different manager. It’s his business and Chelsea’s business,” the Spurs boss told a news conference via Four Four Two.
“We are talking about one subject. Every manager can have their opinion and it’s not my job to judge. What they are doing at a different club is their business and you need to respect that. It’s like here. For many people that don’t have the real situation that happens inside, [they] can talk.”
“I don’t know what is going on but if he arrived in time to play, it’s going to be nice to see him,” he added.
“Gonzalo is a top player like [Alvaro] Morata, or [Olivier] Giroud. For me, one or another that is going to play against us, it’s going to be tough because we are playing a very good team in Chelsea.”
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This Carabao Cup semifinal match will be a crucial point of the season for both Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, but both clubs are going through very different problems at the moment.
Chelsea’s issues have a lot more to do with a lack of momentum and motivation, many of the players who started the season well have dramatically dropped their level of performance.
Manager Maurizio Sarri has grown increasingly frustrated with several of his players, but especially Eden Hazard for being so distracted by the rumors that link him to a Real Madrid transfer.
Tottenham’s issues are way more serious than Chelsea’s they have lost their star attacking-trio in the last couple of weeks, with Harry Kane and Dele Alli recovering from serious injuries, and Son Heung Min playing the Asian Cup with the South Korea National team for the next month.
There is no way of knowing which if these clubs has the advantage for this second semifinal match, things are quite even right now and whoever wins will do it because of better fortune.
— The Chelsea Feed (@thechelseafeed) January 23, 2019
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