Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has criticized his striker Nicolas Jackson despite scoring a hat-trick against Tottenham on Monday.
The London derby was the Premier League’s most chaotic game so far, with Spurs ending the game with nine men and VAR causing much controversy.
Chelsea eventually triumphed 4–1, with Jackson scoring a second-half hat-trick.
Despite scoring three times, Jackson was criticized by Pochettino for his poor finishing in the encounter.
“It’s easy to say: OK, he scored three goals. It’s a process. He is still young, he needs to improve. Good scored three goals, but should have scored six. The most important thing is to keep calm and it will get better with time. Nights like Monday help him not to be too nervous and to approach a match in a different way,” said Pochettino.
Due to injuries to forwards Christopher Nkunku and Armando Broja, Jackson likely played more minutes than expected during his debut season with Chelsea.
Jackson now has five Premier League goals in ten games, but with Nkunkun close to a return, he may see limited minutes from now on.
After the break with the national team, the “Blues of London” will have a very difficult job, as they will be waiting for the Manchester City team at “Stamford Bridge”.