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Mauricio Pochettino Finally Discloses the Bizarre Reason He Keeps Lemons in His Office
- Mauricio Pochettino is known for keeping a bowl of lemons in his office from his days at Tottenham
- According to the Argentine, the lemons are meant to absorb negative energy
- Pochettino is confident the superstition will work at Stamford Bridge, where he is currently in charge
Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has finally disclosed the bizarre reasons behind keeping lemons in his office.
Pochettino took charge of the Blues in the summer after spending close to a year out of work, following his sacking at Paris Saint-Germain back in 2022.
According to the Evening Standard, the Argentine has endured a frustrating start to life at Stamford Bridge, managing just one win from their five opening matches.
To put Chelsea's dire situation into perspective, they have failed to score in three of their most recent outings against Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest.
While there is a lot to do for Chelsea to get their campaign back on track, Pochettino contends lemons may just be the answer to arresting his side's disastrous form.
Why Pochettino keeps lemons
Speaking ahead of the tie, the Argentine finally opened up on why he keeps lemons in a bowl in his office.
According to the former Tottenham boss, the fruits are meant to absorb negative energy, claiming it worked during his time with the North London club.
"They started to work after two years at Tottenham. Give time to the lemons. It is a thing that we all believe. If you want to have good energy you need to implement all the things that you believe," Poch said via Metro UK.
"I believe in the lemons but at Tottenham they started to work after one and a half, two years. They need a long time, they are not magic," he added.
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Chelsea star ignores Poch's warning
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Chelsea forward Nicolas Jackson has received a one-game ban after he ignored Pochettino's warning.
Jackson has not had a bright start to life since he joined the Blues in the summer from Villarreal in a £32 million deal.
The Senegalese had picked up four yellow cards ahead of Chelsea's meeting with Aston Villa on Sunday, with the bookings coming largely for dissent.