John Terry, a Chelsea icon, has now shared his candid opinions about Mauricio Pochettino leading the team.
Since taking over before this season, he thinks the Argentine is doing a fantastic job at Stamford Bridge, he told John Obi Mikel’s official podcast.
Since Pochettino took over after a disastrous previous campaign, the team’s on-field accomplishments haven’t exactly made headlines.
The 2-0 loss to Brentford at home over the weekend sealed the deal, leading many to question whether much had changed since Graham Potter and Frank Lampard took over.
To be fair to the current manager, though, there are encouraging signals that the Blues will have a stronger season this time around based on what has actually happened on the field.
Terry has consistently shown his support for the club’s managers, and the appointment of Pochettino hasn’t changed this.
On Pochettino, Terry
“Since Poch came in, he’s been excellent,” he stated. He is the only manager, save Lampard, who has thrown his arm around me and said, “JT, come over here whenever you want.” It is also the only occasion in which I have felt at ease entering the first team building since my retirement.
Under Pochettino, the building has a renewed sense of vibrancy and excitement. I’m having fun in my academy role. I provide them and the coaches input after seeing a lot of their games.
Pochettino’s first chance to start making things right is tomorrow against Blackburn in the EFL Cup.
The encounter gives the Blues the opportunity to secure their spot in the EFL Cup quarterfinals and go one step closer to winning again, albeit against lower league opposition.