“Now i believe in him” – Pochettino says Chelsea player is ‘unbelievable’ after Saturday display
Cole Palmer’s performance in Chelsea’s thrilling 2-2 draw against Arsenal last Saturday left a profound impression on Blues head coach Mauricio Pochettino. While Chelsea let a two-goal lead slip away, they undeniably demonstrated their ability to contend with the league’s elite.
The Blues, while undoubtedly disappointed not to secure all three points in the Premier League fixture, must view this performance as a significant step in the right direction.
The collective display exhibited by the team was closer to the expectations of Chelsea supporters for a squad assembled with substantial investment. Although the team’s standards waned in the closing stages, allowing Arsenal to claw back with two late goals and secure a draw, hopeful fans should embrace the positive signs.
Cole Palmer, a 21-year-old Blues winger who operated in a more central attacking role during the weekend, made a significant impact. He not only converted a penalty in the first half but also showcased his versatility and prowess throughout the game.
When discussing Palmer’s performance, Chelsea boss Pochettino had high praise, stating to BBC Sport, “He is an unbelievable player. He is so young but is so open to learn. He showed his personality is strong.”
It’s worth noting that Chelsea’s £40 million deal to acquire Palmer from Manchester City this summer, as reported by Sky Sports, is now emerging as a remarkable bargain, despite initial skepticism surrounding the deal. Gary Neville, speaking via Sky Sports’ Main Event channel, emphasized that Palmer posed numerous problems for Arsenal during the weekend. His ability to find intelligent positions on the pitch and adapt to the false-nine role made him a constant menace to opposition defenders.
The left-footed forward has now scored in consecutive league games, making him a strong contender to start in the upcoming match against Brentford. It’s becoming increasingly evident that he should become a permanent fixture in Pochettino’s lineup. And at just 21 years old, there’s undoubtedly much more to come from this talented youngster.