Chelsea manager Pochettino rates the performance of Ugochukwu
Posted : 19 September 2023
Mauricio Pochettino offered favorable comments on Lesley Ugochukwu's full Premier League debut during Chelsea's goalless draw against Bournemouth.
The young midfielder, who is eligible to play for the Super Eagles, seized the opportunity to start due to injuries to teammates Moisés Caicedo and Roméo Lavia.
Pochettino stated that Ugochukwu's performance was encouraging, especially considering his age and the league's competitiveness.
Prior to this, he had come on as a substitute twice in Premier League matches and made his first start against AFC Wimbledon in the Carabao Cup.
Ugochukwu, who previously played for Rennes, will be looking to build on this when Chelsea face Aston Villa on September 24.