Chelsea coach speaks on Jackson, Senegal’s exit


Chelsea Boss, Mauricio Pochettino has said the Blues are happy that their striker Nicolas Jackson could be with the team when they face Liverpool in the Premier League at Anfield on Wednesday night.

Pochettino also expressed sadness for Senegal after they were recently eliminated from the AFCON round of 16 at the hands of the host nation Ivory Coast.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Liverpool, Pochettino also admitted that Chelsea have missed the Senegal international.

“We are waiting. All I can say is that maybe he will be there [against Liverpool]. The other day, Ghana lost and were out, and Inaki Williams arrived a few hours before and played in the second half to beat Barcelona in the Copa del Rey. Why can’t Jackson arrive and score the winning goal?

“Without Nico [Nicolas] we miss the possibility that he provides. He runs a lot, which is massive and helps the team to press high, and also scores goals because he has a good record at the moment.

“I think we miss him a lot and so we are happy because we can recover him, but on the other side sad because they lost. But being selfish we are happy because maybe he can be with us at Liverpool,” Pochettino said.