Mauricio Pochettino has claimed he struggled more in the early stages of his previous job at Tottenham than he has at Chelsea so far. The Argentine head coach has picked up just five points from his opening six Premier League matches in charge of the Blues and as well as that, his side are without a goal in more than three games.
Pochettino took over at Spurs in May 2014, just less than 10 years ago, and actually got off to a superb start at White Hart Lane. He led his side to four wins from as many matches in all competitions to kick off his Tottenham tenure before coming unstuck in a 3-0 defeat to Liverpool.
Despite a promising start in north London, though, Pochettino has described that experience and before that at Southampton as more difficult than what he is currently going through at Chelsea. While there is no immediate pressure on his job role, with the owners continuing to back the Argentine, the head coach is well aware of the significance of short-term success at Stamford Bridge.
«It is less hard than when we were at Southampton and Tottenham, trust me,» Pochettino assured reporters on Tuesday afternoon. «But all we are missing is scoring goals. If you see our first few months at Southampton or Tottenham, I think we are playing much better. We are doing much better here but we are missing the most important thing in football, scoring. It is not harder than the previous experience.»
When asked how it is more difficult than Spurs, the Argentine continued: «It was different because the transformation was with us. In the way that we found the squad with the club, we were working in six months or one year to change and design the strategy.
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