Mauricio Pochettino gives thoughts on Chelsea owners entering dressing room

  • Chelsea fell 1-0 to Aston Villa at the weekend
  • Blues co-owner Behdad Eghbali entered the dressing room after the game
  • Mauricio Pochettino's side are back in action on Wednesday against Brighton

Pochettino was visited by co-owner Behdad Eghbali
Pochettino was visited by co-owner Behdad Eghbali / IAN KINGTON/GettyImages

Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino has insisted he enjoys seeing the club's owners enter the dressing room after games.

Blues co-owner Behdad Eghbali is understood to have spoken to the squad after the recent 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa, with fellow co-owner Todd Boehly known to have done similar in the past as well.

While Eghbali's surprise visit has divided fans, Pochettino assured supporters he has no problem with the idea of owners in the dressing room.

"I like when the owners come," he told Tuesday's press conference. "In all my career at Espanyol, Southampton, with Tottenham, Paris Saint-Germain.

"I think it's good that the owner came to the dressing room, it's the way in which they approach the players is most important. If they are in a good way and the correct way, they are very welcome. After my press conference, after all of the media, the game against Aston Villa, they came and shared with us.

"They also did it with Liverpool and Luton and Nottingham Forest. They came with Paul [Winstanley] and Laurence [Stewart, co-sporting directors], Behdad and sometimes Todd also and we talk about the game. I don't see in a bad way. For me it's good always if they share with us and then can say hello to the players. If they came for a speech, that is different. In the way they came, they are very welcome. They own the club, I think they can do what they want.

"They are in a very good way, we are glad they shared time with us. When we win and it's good things, and to share when we are suffering like on Sunday."

Todd Boehly, Behdad Eghbali
Eghbali & Boehly have both visited the Chelsea dressing room / Clive Rose/GettyImages

With Chelsea back in action on Wednesday against Brighton & Hove Albion in the Carabao Cup, Pochettino's focus is now on restoring confidence to a Blues side who have fallen down to 14th in the Premier League.

"Confidence in one aspect is to score goals," he began. "We need to be more natural.

"When you watch the game and every single time to create chances, it's not only about your positional game, your movement, if you play with one or two strikers, or different characteristics of the game, it's most important to be natural. In all the aspects, the team show confidence and belief in the way we play, how we build and our organisation when we don't have the ball because we don't concede too many goals and too many chances. Always in an offensive way we need to be more natural.

"We were talking a lot in the last two days and we are going to work hard and remain positive. The idea when you start the season and plan the objective and the squad, always you think in the very best scenario for the team. For different circumstances we are not in the very best situation. The important thing is to have experience and to keep calm and to keep working. The most important thing is to identify the problem. The problem is we are not clinical in front of the goal. We are only missing that, if not, for sure we are talking in a different way."