Carabao Cup defeat – You must feel the pain 

Mauricio Pochettino has stated that it’s important that his Chelsea stars feel the pain of losing the Carabao Cup final to Liverpool.

The Blues were narrowly defeated 1-0 by Jurgen Klopp’s men at Wembley, with Virgil van Dijk proving to be the match winner late into extra time.

Chelsea had numerous chances to win it, but failed to make any of them count.

Speaking post-match, Pochettino said: “We created four, five, six big chances and we didn’t score. In a game like today and in a final to score first, it is a big advantage.

“We didn’t score and that is a bit of a problem. We conceded in the last minute and it is difficult to react.

“They [the players] are professional, they need to feel the pain. We played for a trophy we didn’t get. They need to feel the pain like us.

“The players feel the disappointment because we were so close to winning the game after 90 minutes.

“We need to take positive things, need to push, use this type of game to learn and be better.

“I think we really competed if you don’t score with chances we had it’s difficult to win the final.

“That is why, we lost final we need to be clinical in front of goal and we congratulate Liverpool and keep going.

“The way you lose is so painful but now we need to keep going keep moving. They scored and we didn’t score.”

Mauricio Pochettino will also feel the pain of losing to Liverpool in the Cup final, as he’s still yet to taste trophy success in England.

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