Jackson’s only issue at Chelsea has been exposed

Jackson’s only issue at Chelsea has been exposed

Chelsea manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has reacted to former Newcastle United star Alan Shearer’s criticism about Nicolas Jackson.

So far this term since joining the Blues from Villarreal, Jackson has scored only two goals in the Premier League.

He has missed several big chances in his nine Premier League appearances, which raised questions about his potential, especially after Chelsea’s recent Premier League 2-0 defeat to Brentford.

Shearer in a statement said the Senegalese “lack of movement” and looks “very raw and unsure”.

Pochettino in a reaction said he has seen Shearer’s analysis, describing it as “dangerous”, adding that the only problem for Jackson was that he needs more time to adapt at Chelsea.

“I think that Nico, if you watch the game against Liverpool or Dortmund in pre-season, or Luton, he was doing what the analysis was about and what we expect. But under different circumstances, Nico is not at his best today. For different circumstances, but we need to recover the player that was,” Pochettino said as quoted by Metro UK.

“It is really dangerous, this type of analysis, because it is one game. I cannot lie, it wasn’t his best, but we need to be fair. If you watch Luton, if you watch Dortmund in pre-season, if you watch Liverpool, you will see this is one player. The Brentford game was another player. I agree with the analysis, but it is not fair to say he is not capable of doing what we expect of him.”

He added, “I believe in him. The only problem is time. I don’t want to give examples, but he arrived at Chelsea in a situation that is not easy for him.”

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