Ben Foster raves about Mauricio Pochettino’s new-look Chelsea
Posted by  badge Boss on Jul 21, 2023 - 09:43AM
Ben Foster played in Wrexham’s 5-0 defeat against Chelsea (Picture: Hayters TV)

Wrexham goalkeeper Ben Foster was blown away by the impact has already had on his new-look team.

The veteran goalkeeper, who came out of retirement to aid the Welsh club’s fairytale promotion back to the League last season, featured in last night’s friendly game in North Carolina.

A team which featured new signing , Christopher Nkunku and Andrey Santos had far too much for a Wrexham side who were subjected to a 5-0 thrashing.

Pochettino still hopes to make more signings and trim his squad of players he has deemed surplus to requirements but, according to Foster, the early signs are extremely encouraging.

‘When they get the ball in the final third, wow,’ said the former England international.

Christopher Nkunku and Ben Chilwell both scored in Chelsea’s 5-0 win over Wrexham (Picture: Getty)

‘Runners down the wing, players coming inside going outside, and there’s always taking the ball on the run.

‘They’re either already running or they’re picking it and running with it so it just gets you on the back foot straight away and it’s good to see. There’s so much pace, they’re so sharp.’

Pochettino, meanwhile, was encouraged by what he saw from a team whose average age was only 19 but is keen to see further improvements as the standard of opposition improves.

‘Like always after a pre-season game, I’m happy because of the attitude,’ the Argentine coach explained after the win. ‘But, of course, it is time to improve.

‘I think it is part of the process in this period to learn in the way we want to play and, of course, build the physical condition also. I am happy with the performance.

‘I think the most important thing now is to get positive feelings and to start to play again after the holidays. All the players came in at different levels and now it is about putting them all at similar levels to try to compete for the season.’

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