Nicolas Jackson: Pochettino Sends Chelsea Striker Message After Hat Trick Against Tottenham

Nicolas Jackson: Pochettino Sends Chelsea Striker Message After Hat Trick Against Tottenham

Fred Kennedy
updated at November 7, 2023 at 8:07 AM
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  • Nicolas Jackson stole the show during Tottenham's London derby against Chelsea
  • The Blues' youngster bagged a hat-trick to help his side hammer Spurs 4-1
  • Jackson's treble came at a time when he had been facing criticism due to his performances

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has said there is still room for Nicolas Jackson to improve following his hat-trick against rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Jackson was the man of the moment during the chaotic London derby staged at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Monday night.

The encounter lived up to its billing, with the Blues coming from a goal down to end Tottenham's unbeaten Premier League run.

Nicolas Jackson celebrates after scoring during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Photo by Nigel French.
Nicolas Jackson celebrates after scoring during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Photo by Nigel French.
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According to The Mirror, the tie saw four goals disallowed, with Spurs reduced to nine men after red cards to Christian Romero and Iyenoma Udogie.

Dejan Kulusevski opened the scoring for the hosts in the sixth minute before Cole Palmer equalised for Chelsea from the penalty spot in the 35th minute.

Jackson went on to bag a hat-trick to inspire the visitors to a thrilling win away from home.

Pochettino sends Jackson message

Poch, who was returning to Tottenham for the first time since his 2019 sacking, has now sent his starman a message after his hat-trick against his former side.

The Chelsea boss exuded confidence that the youngster's treble could push him to greater heights in the coming weeks.

"He is so young and came from Spain, different league and he needs to improve. I hope this hat-trick can allow him top play more relaxed and find the confidence he needs," Poch said, as quoted by Metro UK.
"I am happy for him because we know that when strikers don’t score, they suffer. So that is for people to think. He is really young, arrived to the club this summer, and it’s not easy to play for Chelsea. It’s the history, about winning, lifting trophies," he added.

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Fans in praise of Tottenham vs Chelsea cracker

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on fans singling Tottenham Hotspur's Premier League clash against rivals Chelsea as one of the best games of the season so far.

The two London giants locked horns in an epic derby on Monday night, with the Blues ending Spurs' impressive run in the league.

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