Mauricio Pochettino explains why Chelsea lost to Manchester United


Chelsea supporters were left furious after the full-time whistle went at Old Trafford in what has been described as the most disappointing game of the season.

The manager of the club, Mauricio Pochettino expressed his disappointment after the game against Manchester United. According to him, his team started the game not being able to match the pace that United started with.

He also spoke about his team's inability to take the chances that came their way in the first half which was part of the reason why they lost.

"Disappointed because we didn't start the game well and the feeling is they start better than us, more energy than us, we didn't match their energy. I think they were better. If we talk about overall, I think they were better than us. Nothing to say. I think we create chances enough, we draw the first half 1-1, we had some good chances that we should score and be more clinical, that was the problem. Second half we start well but then we concede and of course then we miss the energy to be more aggressive. We had some chances but not enough to be in the game again. Overall, I think my feeling is that they were better than us and deserve the three points."

The Argentine international was asked about his feelings after the game against Manchester United as compared to the defeat against Newcastle.

"Now is not the same because I think we miss players, we play nearly with the same players against Brighton, with one less for 60 minutes. One day more for Manchester United to prepare the game. See the bench, many young players try to help us. That is not an excuse but we need to talk about the reality and that is the reality. I am not disappointed because they gave everything but maybe we didn't match their energy, they were a little bit more aggressive than us. We were competitive as we created chances, maybe enough to draw the game. But when the result is 2-1 and you get nothing, you get more critics and try to find different reason why we didn't win. I think we need to be calm, keep going, trying to help the players and now we need to lift all of the players because we need to be ready Sunday."

Chelsea supporters will hope for a reaction when they play Everton on Sunday, December 10, 2023, at Goodison Park.