You need to score or assist – Pochettino warns Jackson

Chelsea manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has advised striker Nicolas Jackson to buckle up and start contributing to goals.

Jackson who joined The Blues from Villareal this summer has only scored one Premier League goal since he arrived at Stamford Bridge.

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He blasted over an empty net during the 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest before the international break. Chelsea’s manager has however backed the 22-year-old to regain his form in front of goal.

“The performance [against Nottingham Forest] was good, only that he didn’t score. As a striker, you need to score or assist but we need to think that Jackson came from Spain, he’s young, he needs to build his confidence and trust. He needs to adapt to the Premier League.

“It’s only a matter of time but he’s doing a fantastic job for the team. He needs to be more clinical in front of goal but I think that is going to happen. No doubt he is a fantastic player,” Pochettino said.

In other news…

Roberto Martinez recently stated that Portugal is ready to win games without Cristiano Ronaldo. He made this statement after Portugal’s 9-0 defeat over Luxembourg in Ronaldo’s absence at the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifier in Estadio Algarve on Monday.

Despite the absence of 38-year-old playmaker, The Navigators displayed their prowess against Luxembourg.

Martinez also hailed Goncalo Ramos and Diogo Jota for their form during the game. Recall that Cristiano Ronaldo was suspended after picking up a yellow card in the match against Slovakia.

Speaking after the game, Martinez, noted that although Ronaldo is an important player to the team, added that Portugal can excel without him.

According to PSG Talk, Martinez said; “Gonçalo Ramos showed today what he can do, and Diogo Jota did the same. We need players who have the level to win games. The group is special. We don’t need to compare them. Cristiano is important, but our team is ready to win without him.”