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“I have faith in him” — Pochettino on Chelsea newbie



"I have faith in him" -- Pochettino on Chelsea newbie

Mauricio Pochettino, the manager of Chelsea, has expressed his confidence in young goalkeeper Dorde Petrovic, who is set to make his full debut for the Blues in the upcoming Premier League clash against Sheffield United.

This decision comes as Chelsea’s primary goalkeeper, Robert Sanchez, faces an injury that could see him sidelined for a considerable period.

In a pre-match press conference, Pochettino acknowledged the setback of losing their first-choice keeper, highlighting the significance of Sanchez’s absence and the challenge it poses for the team.

However, the manager emphasized the depth of talent within the squad, praising Petrovic and other goalkeepers for their dedication and readiness to step up during such demanding situations.

“We lost our No.1 keeper so far, always a player you are going to miss. We have other keepers who are working hard to be ready when this type of thing happens,” Pochettino stated, reflecting on the team’s approach to handling unforeseen circumstances.

Speaking specifically about Petrovic’s impending debut, Pochettino conveyed unwavering support for the young goalkeeper, emphasizing his faith in all his players and the trust placed in Petrovic by both the coaching staff and his teammates.

“Of course [I have faith in him]. I have faith in all my players,” Pochettino affirmed. “We trust in him to perform in the way we want.”

The Argentine manager highlighted Petrovic’s growth during his time with the team, acknowledging his adaptation to a new style of football and expressing confidence in his ability to rise to the occasion at Stamford Bridge.

Petrovic, having spent four to five months working with the Chelsea squad, now faces a pivotal moment to showcase his abilities and contribute to the team’s ongoing campaign.