Mauricio Pochettino held showdown talks with Thiago Silva after Chelsea star’s wife called for sacking
Posted by  badge Boss on Feb 07
Mauricio Pochettino is a manager under pressure (Photo: Getty)

says he has discussed the comments made by ’s wife calling for him to be sacked with the player.

on Sunday, a result that leaves the club 11th in the and 15 points off the top four.

, with many fans calling for Pochettino to be sacked just over half-a-season into his reign at Stamford Bridge.

, wife of Blues defender Thiago, who tweeted after the match: ‘It’s time to change. If you wait any longer it will be too late.’

Pochettino was quizzed about his future during his pre-match press conference on Tuesday ahead of Chelsea’s FA Cup fourth-round clash at Aston Villa.

When asked about Belle’s remarks, the manager revealed he had held talks with Thiago over the matter, though would not divulge what was said.

‘He [Thiago] came today to talk to me. I’m not going to talk about what we were talking but the most important thing is that he came and talked to me,’ Pochettino said.

Pressed about how his relationship with the 39-year-old was, he added: ‘It’s good. It’s very good. I think so. From the beginning, you can see my press conferences and how I talk about him.’

Chelsea are in virtually the same situation as they were this time last season when Graham Potter was in the dugout, a predicament few could have imagined given Pochettino’s great reputation and further investment in the squad.

Asked whether the job was harder than he first though, the former Tottenham and PSG boss replied: ‘Of course, it’s always a tough job. But at the same time it is an exciting project and a project that we know is difficult.

‘In this type of moment, we are living in a situation that is not nice, we can learn. It is a good opportunity to learn. I told the players today in the meeting that I trust them more than ever.

‘We really trust the players we have. We are going to face this moment and knowing we can move back and win games.’

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