I'm so happy — Pochettino talks beating Brighton, Europa league and VAR

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino after the Premier League match at the Amex Stadium, Brighton and Hove. || Image credit: Imago

I'm so happy — Pochettino talks beating Brighton, Europa league and VAR

Faruq Ibrahim 22:52 - 15.05.2024

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino spoke about his players glowingly after the victory over Brighton. He also spoke about the possiblity of a Premier League without VAR next season.

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino was elated after his side beat Brighton to keep their Europa League dreams alive. 

Brighton hosted the Blues at the Amex and despite racking up chances, could not deal damage as they were beaten 2-1 by Pochettino’s charges. 

Pochettino on beating Brighton 

The Chelsea boss was in high spirits in the post-match press conference. He praised his players and reiterated how their project, now bearing fruit, required patience. 

"The approach of the game, facing a team that plays well like Brighton, it's a massive credit to our players,” he said, per the BBC.

“I'm so happy and the three points puts us in a very good position in the table to attack the last game against Bournemouth for the possibility to be in Europe. Brighton is a very good team and it's always difficult to play here.”

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino (Photo Credit: Chelsea/X)
Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino (Photo Credit: Chelsea/X)

"We have improved results and performances. We talked about patience and when you need to build something you need time but it always looks like an excuse at a big club. We have kept working and being positive and to finish in a good way would be good for the club."

Pochettino on VAR 

The Argentine manager has been one of the most vocal antagonists of the technology. Earlier this evening, it was revealed that the Premier League clubs will put keeping VAR next season to a vote, as Pulse Sports reported.

Asked about this development, the 52-year-old kept his cards close to his chest, saying that it was not his decision.

"It's not my decision. We're living in an era of technology and for me it's not in or out, yes or no on VAR, it's about improving how we use it."

Related content