Pochettino offers insights on Chelsea’s defeat to Liverpool in Carabao Cup

Chelsea Manager Mauricio Pochettino || Imago
Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino criticises his players' finishing following the Carabao Cup final defeat to Liverpool.

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino laments over his team’s poor finishing, following the EFL Cup final defeat to Liverpool at Wembley.

Despite creating five big chances, the Blues fell to a late Virgil Van Dijk dagger in the second half of extra-time playing against an injury-ridden Liverpool squad.

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino Photo Credit: Imago

The Blues coach has spoken on the reality of the situation following the result from the game.

“We need to take positive things, need to push, use this type of game to learn and be better,” Pochettino started, per the BBC.

“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.”

He went on to emphasise their poor finishing and believes his players must feel the pain of the defeat  to improve.

“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.”

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