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After Chelsea’s victory, Mauricio Pochettino responds to Enzo Fernandez’s acerbic celebration

While praising the midfielder’s performance, Chelsea manager, Mauricio Pochettino, said that Enzo Fernandez’s celebration against Aston Villa, was a response to the taunts he and his teammates had received this season.

Just over a year after joining Chelsea for £107 million from Benfica, the Argentine playmaker turned in one of his best performances in a Chelsea uniform as the west Londoners won their FA Cup fourth-round replay 3-1 at Villa Park. Fernandez dominated the midfield and controlled the tempo of the game. He also took a stunning free kick that flew past compatriot Emi Martinez.

After scoring, he removed his shirt and held it up to the away fans. He was pointing at the pitch as well as his name. Many interpreted this as a sign of his loyalty to the team, despite rumors that he may be regretting moving to Stamford Bridge.

Pochettino thinks Fernandez’s celebration was a response to the mistreatment he received on social media

Pochettino was happy with his midfielder’s performance. He believes Fernandez’s celebration was a response to criticism he is receiving on social media. Mostly It was due to the size of the fee Chelsea paid.

When asked what he made of the celebration, Pochettino replied: “Look, today we are living in an era where it is easy to abuse, you know? To the people, to the public people. It’s normal that the players are human, not robots, and it’s so easy today to abuse.

Pochettino continued: “I think we need to understand that we are playing football, you know? Of course, this type of situation makes us angry, situations that are completely unfair.

Today, Enzo showed why he’s here and he showed his quality.

“But we didn’t have any doubts about him, or about [Moises] Caicedo or about different players, young players that arrived here with expectation to win titles and to score with every single touch!

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