Chelsea coach Mauricio Pochettino called on his players to “grow up” after following their 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.
The defeat leaves the Blues in 14th position on the EPL log which is their worst top-flight start in 45 years.
Pochettino, who took over before the start of the season, said his players needed time to grow and learn.
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“We need to grow up as a team, not only in an individual way. A player like Nicolas is so young and is feeling his way into the Premier League and learning.
“He needs time, and in this type of game we are competing and want to win. But the players, when they are young, need to learn with experience and when they make a mistake,” he was quoted on Sky Sports.
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Pochettino said changes are needed at the club after Chelsea failed to score in three successive games this season.
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“It is the players’ responsibility. We cannot blame the VAR or the referee. In this situation, we need to act different in a different way. I’m not going to blame or say anything against Malo Gusto because, sometimes, some situations happen in football. This type of situation affected the game and the team in a negative way,” said the Chelsea coach.