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Mauricio Pochettino produces awkward post-match interview despite Chelsea win, could be the end

Mauricio Pochettino produces awkward post-match interview despite Chelsea win, could be the end

Mauricio Pochettino conducted an awkward post-match interview despite Chelsea’s victory over Tottenham.

Mauricio Pochettino conducted an awkward post-match interview despite Chelsea’s victory over Tottenham.

On Thursday night, the Blues dispatched Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 at Stamford Bridge to keep them in the hunt for European football and deal a blow to their London rivals’ Champions League qualification hopes.

Trevoh Chalobah opened the scoring before Chelsea doubled their lead in the 71st minute after Cole Palmer’s free kick hit the crossbar and bounced into the path of Nicolas Jackson, who scored into an empty net.

The victory has moved Chelsea up to eighth place, just two points behind Newcastle in seventh and a possible place in Europe next season, while Tottenham are now seven points behind Villa in their battle for fourth place, although with one less game.

However, despite the victory, the usually jovial Pochettino conducted an awkward post-match interview that has led fans to speculate that he could leave Chelsea.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said after the match: “Enough is enough. All coaches need time to translate their ideas and philosophy.

“It’s not my decision (if I have time). I don’t know (if I’m being judged by the owners).

“It’s hard to see every week that I’m under scrutiny and judgment.

“It’s not my decision whether to be here or not (next season).

Pochettino gave an uncomfortable post-match interview (Getty)

Pochettino gave an uncomfortable post-match interview (Getty)

“I can’t say anything. What I can say is that after the decision, if we want to match Chelsea’s history, there is a lot of work to do. We will see if we have time to build in this way.”

A contingent of fans in X claimed that the Chelsea manager’s comments suggested he would leave the club imminently.

One fan said on X, formally Twitter: “Pochettino is actually gone, why do I feel sad for him?”

Another wrote: “Pochettino is surely gone, this post-match interview is horrible.”

While a third said: “Pochettino doesn’t seem too sure about being here next season in that interview…”

Another wrote: “This Pochettino interview is CRAZY! He’s a man resigned to being fired.”

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Topics: Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Mauricio Pochettino, Champions League, Transfer News, Premier League, Fan Reactions