Premier League Pochettino rues lack of clinical edge in defeat to Wolves

Mauricio Pochettino felt the ‘more ruthless’ side came out on top at Molineux, after Chelsea were defeated by Wolves on Christmas Eve.

The Blues were beaten 2-1 at Molineux, with Christopher Nkunku’s first goal in Chelsea blue proving to be in vain following strikes for the home side from Mario Lemina and Matt Doherty resigning us to defeat.

Of course, we feel very disappointed,” said Pochettino, adding: “I think we deserve much more than we got but we cannot hide from the fact that in a competition as strong as the Premier League, if you are not clinical then you cannot complain [at the result].

“We created a lot of chances in the first half but did not score. We dominated the possession and didn’t allow a single shot on target from Wolves in the first half, so I think we should have gone in at half-time with a different score.

“In the second half, we conceded a few corners and then allowed Wolves to take the lead. They were more clinical and that is why the result is as it is.”

On Nkunku’s first goal for the club, Pochettino said: “I’m very pleased to see Nkunku score and it shows how important he can be for us,’” Pochettino said of the French international.

“We cannot put too much pressure on him, he’s been out for a very long time and that is why he came on after 60 minutes – to help ease him in. He’s a quality player who can score goals and we are pleased he did that today, although of course we are disappointed not to win the game.”

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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