Mauricio Pochettino Points Finger: The Culprit Behind Chelsea’s Missed Home Cup Victory.

“Pochettino Points Finger: The Culprit Behind Chelsea’s Missed Home Cup Victory.”

Mauricio Pochettino is speaking to the press after Chelsea’s draw with Aston Villa at home in the FA Cup.

It was one of those nights that we had plenty of back in the Autumn. Some impressive stuff from the team overall, but a real lack of cutting edge, with players fluffing big chances, and eventually letting Villa into the game when they could have been out of it.

Pochettino explained that he basically blamed bad luck for the fact that his team weren’t able to win it:

“They have amazing players in attack. They didn’t score and we kept a clean sheet. We face a team like Aston Villa, it is difficult. Of course, we didn’t score but we created chances. I trust and believe in my players, for sure, playing in this way that we are going to score.

“The ‘keeper is an amazing ‘keeper. Emiliano, he was really, really good and sometimes you need some luck to score.”

We never want to hear managers blame luck. And we would have won today had out attacking players finished better – that’s a fact.

But luck comes into that too, and we’re willing to accept that a combination of Emi Martinez and bad luck probably did cost us a goal which would have seen us through. The important thing was the performance, which was ultimately good.

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