The example with the transfer of Zinedine Zidane to Real Madrid in 2001 from Juventus used o Mauricio Pochettinowanting to give his own answer to the concern expressed by a section of Chelsea fans about the several young in age players present in the “blues”.
The Londoners they went through a radical renewal of their roster and there is a lot of pressure on all these guys to perform as soon as possible. Nevertheless, the Argentinian coach asked for patience and to give the team a chance to prove its potential.
“When you come to Chelsea as a player or as part of the coaching staff what do people expect? Win and win trophies and play and score. But now we have a new squad and some players who are a great investment for the club. We have to know that they are young, they have to adapt to the demands of such a club“, he initially reported.
“It is not fair to criticize, saying they gave one game, two games, three matches, they are not performing and we gave so much money and they have to play like this…. I always use the same example: that Real Madrid had paid around £70m to get a player. Zinedine Zidane, who was an amazing player. And with him the same thing happened and it started paying off after 7, 8 months. Zidane was then 26, 27 years old and when you bring in a player of 18, 19, 20, 21 years old, be careful, these guys are not machines. They must fully adapt to the conditions and give them time. Bad feelings because of the results are one thing and the specific process is another, and I assure you that we are on the right track“, he added.
Source: Sport Fm
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