Mauricio Pochettino is happy with the development of the player from Ukraine. He feels Mudryk has repaid his trust and reaped the rewards of his training sessions so far.
“Misha (Mudryk) played because he showed in training sessions that he deserved to do it,” said Pochettino, as reported by BBC International, Tuesday (3/10/2023).
“He is really focused and his performance in training gives us the confidence to put him on the pitch. “I am happy for Misha and Armando,” he continued.
“Misha scored his first goal in the Premier League and for Armando after a long absence he scored again, this competition is very good for the team,” explained the former PSG coach.
Meanwhile, Pochettino revealed the reason why Mudryk only scored a goal after a total of 24 matches in all competitions. The former Tottenham Hotspur tactician highlighted the adaptation factor as the cause.
“Young players need time to adjust and it was a big change for Misha when he arrived here,” said Pochettino.
“It’s not easy to solve it. It’s a matter of time and patience. “It’s important to trust these people, these talented young players,” he continued.
Yes, Mudryk became Chelsea’s hero when they beat Fulham 2-0 in the seventh week of the 2023-2024 Premier League. The match took place at Craven Cottage, London, England on Tuesday (3/10/2023).
In that match, Mudryk scored his first goal for Chelsea. The 22 year old player managed to hit the ball sent by Lewis Colwill in the 18th minute. One minute later, Armando Broja (19′) successfully doubled the Blues’ lead to 2-0. The score then lasts until the match is finished.
Thanks to this sweet result, Chelsea is in 11th position in the 2023-2024 Premier League standings. They won a total of 8 points from the 7 matches they played.
Next, Chelsea will face Burnley in the 2023-2024 Premier League. The match will be held on Saturday 7 October 2023.