Mauricio Pochettino Hilariously Uses Coldplay Song to Sum Up Chelsea’s Season

Mauricio Pochettino Hilariously Uses Coldplay Song to Sum Up Chelsea’s Season

Rene Otinga
updated at May 14, 2024 at 6:19 PM
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  • Mauricio Pochettino used a Coldplay analogy to describe Chelsea’s season
  • The Blues have been on the ascendancy in 2024 and could qualify for Europe
  • Their two remaining games this season are against Brighton and Bournemouth

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Chelsea boss, Mauricio Pochettino, left journalists in hysterics after using a Coldplay song to make a point about his team in this campaign.

Poch is nearing the end of his first season in charge of the Blues with a strong chance of making European places despite a horrible start to the 2023/2024 season.

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Chelsea boss, Mauricio Pochettino, used an interesting song by Coldplay to describe the Blues' season 2023/24. Photo: Chris Lee.
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A stat that delighted the Argentine during the press conference involved Chelsea’s ascendancy since the turn of the new year.

Pochettino applauded himself when a journalist cited that no other Premier League team besides Manchester City, Liverpool, and Arsenal had picked up more points than the Blues since Boxing Day.

Despite hauling his side back into contention for European places with three wins in a row, the Argentine's future at Stamford Bridge remains a hot topic of discussion.

Pochettino’s take on Chelsea’s season

Asked whether Chelsea’s season is considered a success or failure, the former Paris Saint-Germain tactician said, per Hayters TV:

"We are punished because of the first 10 games of the season."

He then added some lyrics from one of Coldplay’s most popular songs to subtly rant at journalists for apparently focusing on the negatives.

"It’s now like we are stuck in reverse like the song of Coldplay. We always stop and go back [to negative times]. It’s like we are stuck in reverse. I like Coldplay, the song is Fix You."
He added: "You make me talk about this but I am going to stop talking about a young squad, an injured squad. We hope to have all the players fit next season and fighting for the starting XI. I wish and am dreaming of that."

What lyrics was he referring to?

According to Sportsmole, Pochettino was referencing the opening line of Coldplay’s song Fix You, which goes 'When you try your best, but you don't succeed. When you get what you want, but not what you need'.

This can be seen as the 52-year-old admitting his side failed to meet expectations this season. The ‘stuck in reverse’ line could be seen as a jibe at the media for asking questions about the Blues' past failures.

What next for Chelsea?

Ahead of Chelsea’s next game against Brighton, the Blues are level on points with sixth-placed Newcastle United.

Their final game of the season will be a home game against Bournemouth on May 19.

Supercomputer predicts title winner

Sports Brief also reported on a supercomputer’s prediction of the Premier League, with Manchester City and Arsenal battling for the title.

Mikel Arteta's men returned to the summit after they silenced United 1-0 at Old Trafford, with Leandro Trossard scoring the winner.

Pep Guardiola's side then retook the lead in the Premier League standings with their important away win at Tottenham Hotspur on May 14.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and TUKO.co.ke.