Pochettino not worried about pressure from Chelsea fans

Mauricio Pochettino

Poch on booing: Fans can do what they want

Some Chelsea fans greeted the full-time whistle at Bournemouth with boos as the 0-0 draw left the Blues languishing in 14th place with just one win in their first five league games.Pochettino’s side were also booed off in their home defeat to Nottingham Forest before the international break.”I’m not going to ask the fans for patience,” the ex-Tottenham boss said. “They need to behave how they want to behave.”We cannot put excuses because I think it was a club decision to do what we need to do but that is the process that we need to be strong in our belief.”Of course we are disappointed because the fans are disappointed because of the situation. I’m not worried about that because we know what we are doing and I think when we start to recover players, be more competitive and to have players that can make an impact from the bench with more squad numbers, I think it’s going to be a team that’s going to win many games.”Pochettino named three outfield players aged 19 or under on the bench as well as two goalkeepers as the club’s injury crisis continued to deepen, with British-record signing Moises Caicedo picking up a knee knock on international duty with Ecuador.Marc Cucurella and Noni Madueke were also fresh additions to the absentee list at Bournemouth, taking the total number of players unavailable to the manager to 12.Pochettino added on the fans’ frustrations in his post-match press conference: “What can we do?” For me, I have nothing to say. The fans can do whatever they want.”We know what we need to do, we are strong in our belief. We have 12 injured and [on Sunday] we had three or four young guys and two ‘keepers on the bench.”I’m going to cry? I’m going to complain? To who? I need to accept this, the challenge and keep being positive.”The 51-year-old continued: “Bournemouth is a good team, they are going to compete. Every team is going to compete and be difficult.”But these are the circumstances we need to accept and be positive, patient. We are not going to change in the way we do things.”What can I do? Only to keep believing. If you say to me we have today [Sunday] all of

our signings, no injuries, and maybe we cannot win this game? Then maybe I can tell you we need to see [it] in a different way. But we cannot lie to the people.”