Mauricio Pochettino admits he needs to be more ‘cautious’ about tearing into his Chelsea team’s performances after dubbing his young squad ‘not mature enough’ in Sheffield United stalemate

Mauricio Pochettino has said that he needs to be more ‘cautious’ about how he discusses his players’ performances after the final whistle after the Chelsea manager called out his side for a lack of maturity after they were held to a draw by Sheffield United. 

Chelsea were close to recording back-to-back Premier League victories after their 4-3 thriller against Manchester United last week, but the relegation-stricken club hit back late on to see the Blues leave Bramall Lane with just one point. 

The Argentine manager had been curt in his assessment of the late stalemate, but ahead of facing Everton on Monday, Pochettino revealed that he had made too strong a statement. 

‘I think I need to be more cautious about my words after the game,’ Pochettino said on Friday. ‘It is a fact we have a young squad, but also I need to put out a different message. 

‘The message is to try and improve. We are working very hard to do so. We need to accept that is the reality. 

‘Sometimes I need to be more positive because we have a really good squad – that is the reality.’

More to follow.  

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