Mauricio Pochettino said his young Chelsea side need to “feel the pain” of defeat following the agonising Carabao Cup final loss against Liverpool.

Mauricio Pochettino Points Out Chelsea's Fatal Flaw
Mauricio Pochettino

Chelsea lost the Carabao Cup final against Liverpool as they conceded late in extra-time.


Liverpool prevailed thanks to a header from Virgil Van Dijk, as the match seemed to be slowly heading to a penalty shootout.

After the game, Mauricio Pochettino spoke to the media in which he detailed one critical fault.


The Flaws

Speaking to the media, the Chelsea boss said: “We created four, five, six big chances and we didn’t score.

“In a game like today and in a final to score first, is a big advantage.


“We didn’t score and that is a bit of a problem.

“We conceded in the last minute and it was difficult to react.

“They [the players] are professional, they need to feel the pain.

“We played for a trophy we didn’t get.


“They need to feel the pain like us.

“The players feel the disappointment because we were so close to winning the game after 90 minutes.


“We need to take positive things, need to push, use this type of game to learn and be better.

“I think we really competed if you don’t score with the chances we had it’s difficult to win the final.

“That is why, we lost the final we need to be clinical in front of goal and we congratulate Liverpool and keep going.

“The way you lose is so painful but now we need to keep going and keep moving.

“They scored and we didn’t score.”

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The problem with finishing isn’t a new one for Pochettino’s side, as they have struggled all through the season.

Also, while the squad hasn’t struggled to create chances, they have struggled to put the chances past the opposition goalkeeper.

However, the loss has now, more or less, confirmed that Pochettino will not stay at the club past the end of the season, given that he isn’t shown the door before then.

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