Ben Chilwell shares what Mauricio Pochettino promised the Chelsea players after early training session
It seems like Mauricio Pochettino is already making a positive impact on the Chelsea squad during his first month in charge. Left-back Ben Chilwell shared a fun incident from the beginning of pre-season where Pochettino motivated the players to complete the tough Gacon Test, a grueling running drill.
Pochettino tempted the players by promising to take them all out for dinner if they completed the last two runs of the test. Despite being exhausted, everyone pushed through and finished the challenge, eagerly waiting for the promised dinner.
This story showcases Pochettino’s man-management skills and ability to motivate and bond with the players. His emphasis on fitness and team unity has been evident, and it’s good to see the squad working hard to prepare for the upcoming season.
Last season, the Chelsea group was reportedly too large, which may have led to challenges in team cohesion. Pochettino’s approach to create a close-knit squad and encourage players to interact with different groups during pre-season could foster a more cohesive and successful team dynamic.
Overall, the positive reports coming out of the Blues camp indicate that Pochettino is making a strong impression and bringing a new level of energy and focus to the team. Chelsea fans are hopeful for a successful season ahead under his leadership.