Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has come forward in the defence of Crystal Palace manager. The Blues will be facing Palace on Monday night and Pochettino has supported his fellow manager in the pre-match conference. The Eagles are currently prevailing from huge failure under Hodgson having only won two of their last fourteen games.
So what did Pochettino exactly say about the veteran manager? Let’s have a look.
Pochettino believes Palace will achieve success in upcoming weeks
The Blues will be locking horns with The Eagles in their next Premier League fixture. Both the sides have been heavily criticised for their poor run of forms so far. Speaking in a press conference, the Argentine takes the charge to defend the English manager. He said,
“Roy is my friend. I admire him — he’s an unbelievable coach. I think he’s working really well. There is always pressure in football when you lose one or two games, but no doubt he is going to be successful with Palace.
From the beginning when I arrived at Southampton, he was the coach of the national team and was always at Southampton watching games and sharing time with us. We made a very good relationship.”
There were a lot of calls from the supporters when the management decided to retain Hodgson as manager. There were a lot of criticism for him and now its all making sense. The 76-year old has been unable to implement the tactics properly and consequently, Palace is on the periphery of relegation. Moreover, there is a growing sentiment among fans urging chairman Steve Parish to consider replacing him.
The clash between Cheslea and Crystal Palace is not only a battle of two underperforming sides but also two struggling managers. Both of them are on the verge of getting sacked by their respective clubs and need a miracle to save their jobs. The two sides sit at the bottom half of the table and will wish to mend their positions by attaining all the three points from the game.
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