Following their victory against Crystal Palace in the Premier League, Mauricio Pochettino emphasizes the need for a shift in mindset.

In a recent interview, Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino called for a “change of mentality” from his players in order to improve their consistency. Despite a turbulent start to the Premier League, Pochettino was pleased with his side’s performance as they secured a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.

Reflecting on the win, Pochettino emphasized the need for his players to understand the demands of the Premier League. He stressed the importance of fighting and being aggressive, qualities that he believes his team sometimes lacks. Pochettino acknowledged that consistency would be a challenge, but expressed confidence in the quality of his squad.

The match saw Mykhaylo Mudryk open the scoring for Chelsea, only for Michael Olise to equalize just before half-time. The decisive moment came when VAR intervened after Eberechi Eze fouled substitute Noni Madueke in the penalty area. Madueke kept his composure and converted the spot kick, securing three crucial points for Chelsea.

Pochettino praised Madueke for his impact off the bench and highlighted the importance of such contributions to the team’s success. He reiterated the need for his players to fight and emphasized that this mentality is crucial for the development of the team.

When asked about Chelsea’s realistic aims for the rest of the season, Pochettino spoke of the importance of his players stepping up. While he jokingly expressed a desire to win all their games, he acknowledged that they are currently a bit far from the top. However, he urged his players to keep pushing and believing, emphasizing the need for a change in mentality.

Looking ahead, Chelsea’s next match is against Luton Town. Fans can catch the action live on TNT Sports 1 and TNT Sports Ultimate, with coverage starting at 11:00 on Saturday, December 30. Subscriptions to TNT Sports are available through various TV platforms, including discovery+, BT, EE, Sky, and Virgin Media. To find local establishments showing TNT Sports, fans can use the Pub Finder tool.

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