Mauricio Pochettino urges Chelsea fans to get behind the players and admits that goal-shy Nicolas Jackson 'needs support' - after the £32m striker reacted angrily to supporters during the Blues' 2-0 home defeat to Brentford

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By Ian Mccullough For The Daily Mail

Published: 18:31 EDT, 31 October 2023 | Updated: 18:42 EDT, 31 October 2023

Mauricio Pochettino has urged Chelsea supporters to get down his players aft Nicolas Jackson reacted angrily to a remark from nan stands against Brentford connected Saturday.

Jackson was upset aft being told to 'wake up' by a instrumentality soon earlier half-time of his side's 2-0 conclusion astatine Stamford Bridge.

The Senegal striker has struggled to find nan nett since his £32million presence this summertime from Villareal, scoring conscionable 2 Premier League goals and 1 successful nan Carabao Cup.


But Pochettino said nan 22-year-old guardant needs to beryllium fixed nan assurance to find his feet successful English football.

'You cannot maltreatment moreover if you opportunity 'wake up' because I deliberation it is not right,' Pochettino said.

Mauricio Pochettino has urged Chelsea supporters to get down his players aft a difficult commencement to nan play for nan young squad

Nicolas Jackson reacted angrily aft being told to 'wake up' by a instrumentality during nan defeat

Ethan Pinnock opened nan scoring for Brentford arsenic Chelsea's location woes continued 

'Of course, it is not nan worst point that has happened successful football, but we are very delicate successful this business wherever a subordinate is suffering.

'For different reasons he is suffering, he has suffered an injury. You are astatine Chelsea and you are 22 and you want to execute and people goals and for nan squad to win.

'It was successful nan 43rd minute. I said aft nan crippled it was not a large problem, nan instrumentality is correct to opportunity 'OK, travel on, aftermath up,' but it was nan moment, not nan situation.

'Nico needs support. I understand nan fans, they are entitled to opportunity what they want, but it was a really quiet infinitesimal and it was retired of context.

'At this infinitesimal you are fragile, you request help, you request assurance and you request spot and this tin alteration your focus.'

Pochettino besides backed goalkeeper Robert Sanchez, who has besides struggled since his £25m move from Brighton pursuing Kepa Arrizabalaga's indebtedness move to Real Madrid.

£25m summertime signing Robert Sanchez has besides travel successful for disapproval pursuing caller mistakes

The Spaniard's mediocre footwear led to Declan Rice scoring for Arsenal successful nan caller 2-2 tie astatine Stamford Bridge and he was caught upfield pursuing a stoppage-time area which allowed Brentford to break distant and people their 2nd extremity connected Saturday.

'I americium really happy pinch his cognition and commitment,' he said. He is going to beryllium awesome for nan club.

'He only arrived astatine nan past moment, nan different keeper went to Madrid, he played successful 2 aliases 3 training sessions and past consecutive into nan season.

'We request to springiness him clip to adapt, it is not nan aforesaid playing for different squad arsenic it is astatine Chelsea wherever location is unit to win.'

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