Mauricio Pochettino Responds to Chelsea Fans Chanting Jose Mourinho's Name During Brentford Clash

Mauricio Pochettino Responds to Chelsea Fans Chanting Jose Mourinho's Name During Brentford Clash

Fred Kennedy
March 3, 2024 at 10:54 AM
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  • Mauricio Pochettino was confronted with the wrath of Chelsea fans vs Brentford
  • The supporters expressed their dissatisfaction by chanting Mourinho's name
  • The Blues settled for a 2-2 draw, with Axel Disasi securing the point for his side

Mauricio Pochettino has broken silence after a section of Chelsea fans was overheard chanting Jose Mourinho's name during their clash against Brentford.

The Blues' struggles continued on Saturday when they visited Brentford at the Community Stadium.

Chelsea, who have endured a frustrating campaign under Pochettino, were looking to secure a win to boost their chances of playing in Europe next season.

Mauricio Pochettino looks on prior to the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Chelsea FC at Brentford Community Stadium. Photo by Gaspafotos.
Mauricio Pochettino looks on prior to the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Chelsea FC at Brentford Community Stadium. Photo by Gaspafotos.
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However, this was not the case, with the west Londoners relying on Axel Disasi's late goal to grab a draw.

Nicolas Jackson opened the scoring for the visitors in the 35th minute before Mads Roerslev and Yoane Wissa handed the hosts the lead after the break.

With Chelsea looking on course to lose the tie, The Mirror reports that a section of supporters was heard chanting Mourinho's name.

Pochettino responds to Mourinho chants

Speaking after the match, Pochettino addressed the deteriorating relationship with the Chelsea fanbase by saying:

"We need to accept this relationship, I've told you, I think someone asked me if I feel the love from the fans, no," he said.
"We need to build our relationship but between the coaching staff and the fans you earn your relationship through winning games. But at the moment, we are not matching the expectation so we are not going to feel the love," he added.

The Argentine further took responsibility for the disappointing result away from home, insisting he is keen to get Chelsea back to the top.

The Blues' draw with Brentford leaves them sitting 11th with 36 points ahead of their meeting with Newcastle United on Monday night.

Five clubs guaranteed new managers

Sports Brief has also analysed five clubs guaranteed to have new managers next season, including Klopp, who will leave Liverpool at the end of the current season.

Thomas Tuchel and Xavi Hernandez have also confirmed their exits from Bayern Munich and Barcelona, respectively, with their clubs already scouting replacements.

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