Chelsea gained final evening, however Mauricio Pochettino as below no illusions in regards to the efficiency total.
Issues improved within the second interval, however the first half was as dangerous an attacking exhibiting as we’ve seen all season. The Blues racked up 420 passes and not using a single shot on the right track. It was completely painful to look at.
After the sport, Pochettino admitted it was “flat” and less than his requirements. He and his coaches clearly weren’t proud of what they noticed:
“First-half, we have been so disenchanted. The efficiency wasn’t nice. We have been so gradual and we have been so flat and really disenchanted.
“All of us really feel very disenchanted with the primary 45 minutes however within the second-half, we began the sport how we must always begin from the primary minute. However ultimately, I feel we deserved the victory.”
We’re glad he sees what we’re saying – however what’s worrying is that he doesn’t appear in a position to do something about it. He clearly is doing his finest to get the group revved up earlier than they exit to play, so what’s the issue?
We will’t imagine that he’s not in a position to encourage them – all of them appear to love him and proceed to imagine in him. Is it only a query of nerves? They can step it up a gear. We noticed it within the second half final evening, and in the entire recreation in opposition to Aston Villa final week.
So why can’t we see that each recreation? It’s a puzzle Pochettino wants to unravel, and shortly. If we play like we did within the first half in opposition to Palace once we play Metropolis on Saturday, we’ll be torn aside.