Trailing at halftime due to goals from Diogo Jota and Conor Bradley, Chelsea’s momentary optimism from Christopher Nkunku was dashed by Dominik Szoboszlai and Luis Diaz.
Pochettino avoided assigning blame and acknowledged Liverpool’s superiority, despite the fact that two potential penalty calls for Chelsea were turned down, which caused controversy.
In a concession, Pochettino stated, “It’s not a conclusive excuse.” They were deserving champions, and they were ahead of us from the very beginning.
He expressed his admiration for Liverpool’s performance, highlighting the team’s competitiveness and highlighting Chelsea’s struggles.
Pochettino, when reflecting on opportunities that were not taken advantage of, mentioned a chance at 2-0 that could have boosted confidence, but he acknowledged that they were disappointed in their overall performance, even though they had the potential to win.
Looking ahead to the Carabao Cup final rematch at Wembley, Pochettino issued a stern warning to Chelsea, urging significant improvement for any chance at lifting the trophy.
In spite of the fact that he acknowledged the different dynamics of the game away from Anfield, he emphasized the importance of improving performance by saying, “Learning is what’s important to us.”
The team that we were competing against was the greatest in the league. The belief that we need to improve our performance is beneficial to our health.
An optimistic outlook for a more competitive scenario was expressed by the Argentine manager, who emphasized the upcoming neutral venue by expressing optimism.
He admitted that they would have a difficult time if they did not make any improvements, and he emphasized the significance of gaining knowledge from the experience of playing against the best team in the league.