Nkunku, Pochettino’s big decision


By: Manu Tournoux

Chelsea coach Mauricio Pochettino, satisfied with Christopher Nkunku’s debut against Wolverhampton, made a strong choice regarding the French international.

For his first appearance in the Premier League with Chelsea, Christopher Nkunku opened his account. French striker Christopher Nkunku, absent since the start of the season due to a knee injury, scored his first league goal this Sunday against Wolverhampton (1-2).

The former RB Leipzig member, transferred to Chelsea last summer, came on on the hour mark and reduced the gap in injury time. An insufficient performance to avoid defeat for the Blues, currently 11th in the standings, 17 points from the podium, but very encouraging for Argentine coach Mauricio Pochettino.

“I have to find positive things and Christopher Nkunku’s debut is one of them,” said the former Paris Saint-Germain coach at a press conference this Saturday. It’s a good thing for him. Little by little, he will understand what it means to play in the Premier League. »

Pochettino also indicated that he preferred to use the former Parisian as a number 10 or 9. “For the moment, since he is coming back from injury, I think he is better as a number 10 or 9 rather only on the left or right side like a winger.”

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