“You don’t speak English? OUT!!”… Pochettino reveals the shocking reason why Chelsea’s key MF was excluded from the captaincy position

“You don’t speak English? OUT!!”… Pochettino reveals the shocking reason why Chelsea’s key MF was excluded from the captaincy position

Coach Mauricio Pochettino revealed the reason why the team’s key player Enso Fernandez cannot serve as captain.

Coach Pochettino attended a pre-press conference ahead of the match between Chelsea and Aston Villa in the 6th round of the 2023/24 Premier League season held at Stamford Bridge in London, England, at 10 pm (Korean time) on the 24th.

In this match, Pochettino was asked questions about the game, as well as questions about the parts that fans had many doubts about in the previous game against Bournemouth. This is the part about the player who served as captain against Bournemouth.

Previously, Chelsea failed to secure a win in the away game against Bournemouth on the 17th, drawing 0-0. At that time, Conor Gallagher, as captain of the game, wore the armband and started as a starter. It was a surprising element for fans. This is because in a situation where captain Reece James and vice-captain Ben Chilwell were unable to start, Gallagher, rather than other players, appeared immediately wearing the armband.

Gallagher is a member of the Chelsea youth team and has been with Chelsea for a long time from 2017 to the present, including a loan period, but it is difficult to see him as a clear starting resource. Ahead of this season, Tottenham, West Ham, and Dortmund showed intent to recruit him, and Chelsea also had an intent to sell, so a transfer was likely. However, Gallagher preferred to stay at Chelsea and rejected offers from other teams and remained at Chelsea.

As the season opened, Gallagher started all five league games due to injury problems to key players such as Moises Caicedo, Romeo Rabia, and Kani Chukwuemeka, but did not show satisfactory performance.

In addition, Chelsea’s lineup at the time included the best veteran defender named Thiago Silva and Enso, a key midfield resource, so fans expressed strong doubts as to why coach Pochettino chose Gallagher as captain.

Meanwhile, Pochettino gave an accurate answer to the question of why he chose Gallagher as captain rather than Enso.토토사이트

British media Sports Bible reported on the 24th, “Pochettino explained why Enso cannot be captain.”

According to a report in Sports Bible, Pochettino first commented on Silva not wearing the captain’s armband, saying, “He is an experienced player who does not need an armband, so I thought it was important to build something now for the future, not just now but in the future. “He said he was considering a player who would lead the team in the future.

The reason for excluding Enso was also revealed. Pochettino said: “To be precise, I think Thiago Silva was trying to give it to Enso, but Enso is still struggling to speak English. I thought Gallagher would be perfectly capable of doing that if he needed to communicate with the referee. “I prefer Gallagher as captain because Gallagher can speak English normally,” he said, adding that he chose Gallagher as captain because he speaks English fluently.

“Enso is not ready to be captain yet. It’s not just because of his personality or profile. He needs to communicate with his teammates, and if he can’t speak the language properly, he can’t be captain. I could be wrong, but that’s my opinion. “If the language issue is not resolved, Enso will not be captain of Chelsea,” he added.

Meanwhile, Chelsea is in urgent need of a quick rebound along with the captain’s problem. Chelsea, who has performed poorly in 5 league games this season with 1 win, 2 draws, and 2 losses, has fallen to 14th place. If they do not bounce back quickly, it is highly likely that it will be difficult to advance to the European competition this season.

With Gallagher serving as the new captain in the absence of James and Chilwell, it is expected that there will be great interest in whether coach Pochettino’s choice will lead to Chelsea’s rebound.


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