Nicolas Jackson is gonna be a great player asserts Mauricio Pochettino
The striker joined the Blues from Villarreal this summer
Enzo Fernandez and Nicolas Jackson met with Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino over their frequent bookings this year, according to Pochettino.
The Blues have had trouble in the Premier League thus far this year and lost to Bournemouth last weekend, dropping further points.
On Sunday, Pochettino’s team plays home to Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge in an effort to perform well in front of their own supporters.
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Jackson, a Senegal international, started the season strong but has since lost his cool and received four yellow cards in five games, all for yelling back at the referees.
The head coach of the Blues continued to support his players but pleaded with both supporters and detractors to give them some more time to prove themselves.
“Nicolas Jackson is gonna be a great player”. “I spoke to Nico Jackson as he had four yellow cards only for talking with the referee… and he’s a striker”.
“He understood Jackson is young, he is going to be a fantastic player. He needs to be calm and relaxed. ‘We are talking about young players, you can blame me or blame us but they need time. There’s no doubt we have amazing talent but they need time.’
It is about adapting. I hope on Sunday we are not talking about him being clever and first action he is getting a yellow card.“
Jackson will be given a one-match suspension for amassing too many yellow cards if he receives another booking on Sunday.
Given that Armando Broja has yet to make a full recovery from a lengthy absence and that Christopher Nkunku is now out due to injury, Pochettino is going to be desperate to prevent that.
Pochettino concluded by notifying Jackson that, following his transfer from La Liga, he must exercise caution around Premier League officials.