Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has urged Chelsea fans to exercise patience in regard to their new signings after a shaky start to the season.
He showed faith in his team and described the fresh additions as “good investments for the club.” Furthermore, he stated that judging them at such an early stage is “unfair.”
Furthermore, Pochettino offered Zinedine Zidane as an example, claiming that he was not an instant success when he came at Real Madrid.
What did Mauricio Pochettino have to say about Chelsea’s latest signings?
Pochettino stated at a news conference [via GOAL]: “At Chelsea, the expectation is always massive. When you arrive at Chelsea as a player or coaching staff, the people expect to win, lift some trophies, perform and score.
“We now have a really young squad, players that are good investments for the club. We need to know that they are young and need to adapt and the circumstances and stay calm. It is not fair to assess after one game, two games, or three games and say he is not performing.
“I always use the same example; Real Madrid paid 70 or 80 million for a player named Zinedine Zidane. He was an amazing player but after six months, you can ask the fans at the Bernabeu, and they were saying; ‘oh, what have we bought?’
“He started to perform after seven or eight months. Zinedine Zidane was 26 or 27. When you buy players who are 20 or 21 you have to be careful.”
“They are not machines. They need to settle with all the circumstances that happened in the last few months. We need to give time. That’s why it can maybe effect the results that didn’t arrive but we are happy with the process and the way that the team is showing the way we want to play.”
Will Chelsea’s season improve as time goes on?
Chelsea’s 2023/24 season has gotten off to a poor start. As of now (before their game against Bournemouth), they have one win, one draw, and two losses.
Their lone victory this season came against the Premier League’s lowest team, Luton Town. Last time out, they were humiliated 1-0 by Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge.
It is crucial to note, though, that the Blues are now in transition. There are numerous new players on the team, as well as a new management.
It will take time for these things to come together. Chelsea’s fortunes could improve if Pochettino is given time to execute his approach and put his stamp on the squad.