Pochettino insists Chelsea ‘deserved a little bit more’ after Liverpool draw

Mauricio Pochettino believes Chelsea ‘deserved a little bit more’ after opening the Premier League campaign with a 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.

Axel Disasi scored a debut goal to earn Chelsea a point in their opening fixture of the new season, after Luis Diaz had opened the scoring for the visitors.


Liverpool were the better team during the opening exchanges, but Chelsea grew in confidence as the game progressed and created more chances with Nicolas Jackson, Ben Chilwell and Mykhailo Mudryk all missing good opportunities.

Pochettino reflected on the performance from his side and was pleased with the Blues’ display, insisting that Chelsea perhaps deserved to take all three points.

“The Premier League after four years [away], it is a fantastic way to start the season. I enjoyed the match a lot,” he told BBC Match of the Day.

On whether a draw was a fair result, Pochettino added: “I don’t believe it is. I think we deserved a little bit more overall. We feel pleased, but at the same time disappointed because we wanted to win and we deserved to win, but it is only the beginning.

“We have created a very good way to work here and that is important. It is about belief and about work and to trust each other. The connection from day one has been fantastic.

“The fans were always with us. Even in the difficult moment they were there, they never gave up and always believed in the team and the team felt the energy from the crowd.

“It was difficult from the beginning but how we grew in the game and how we found the way to play and how we started to dominate and push Liverpool deeper and deeper, I am very pleased about everything.

“We need to grow every single day.”

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