Mauricio Pochettino commented on Chelsea's defeat in the match against West Ham and also talked about which position in the lineup needs strengthening.
Chelsea's head coach Mauricio Pochettino commented on the outcomes of the match of the 2nd round of the English Premier League against West Ham (1:3).
«That's football. Teams like ours need to find the right balance. There were moments when we acted wrongly, and we conceded. We created a lot of chances and played well in the first half. We should have won, having played the first half that way.
In the second half, we conceded again in a single isolated moment. It's hard to find space to create good opportunities, but that kind of game took a lot of work to explain. You have possession, you make, and maybe your team is better, but in the end, you lose.
We were disappointed when we didn't convert the penalty. We played well and weren't rewarded. We came out for the second half with the same feeling before we started playing again. Chukwueze's injury also affected our game.
Then we started dominating again but conceded once more. In such situations, we need to be stronger, as we understood that West Ham sits low in defense and counters, so set pieces are hazardous.
We're disappointed, but it's just the beginning. We need to believe in the process. We'll become more robust and undoubtedly more competitive»
Additionally, Mauricio Pochettino revealed what position needs reinforcement in the team.
«At the moment, finding the right player isn't that easy. We're in the process of working on adding a few new attackers to the team. The club is diligently working on this,» journalist Fabrizio Romano quoted the specialist as saying.
Earlier, Pochettino lamented that Chelsea lost many midfielders during the off-season. Furthermore, the "Blues" need to find a replacement for the injured Christopher Nkunku.
Chelsea's next match will be held on August 25th at home against Luton Town.