Pochettino: I didn’t want to risk Mudrik in the second half

The Ukrainian spent only the first half of the meeting with Middlesbrough

Mentor Chelsea Mauricio Pochettino after beating Middlesbrough (6-1) in the second leg of the semi-final English League Cup explained why he replaced the Ukrainian winger during the break Mikhail Mudrik.

“If you watch the game, he received a yellow card. Then, at the end of the first half, he played very carelessly, and this almost led to a second yellow card. That’s why I didn’t want to risk Mudrik in the second half.”

“Bringing him back on the field in the second half was an unnecessary risk on our part. So we turned things around [заменив украинца]”, summed up the coach.

Let us remind you that Ukrainian winger Mikhail Mudryk was in the starting lineup for the Blues. Mikhail earned a yellow card and was replaced at half-time. In total, Mikhail played 22 matches for Chelsea this season, scoring four goals and providing two assists.

In the first semi-final, Middlesbrough won 1:0. Based on the sum of two meetings, Chelsea advanced to the final.

The second finalist will be determined after the Fulham-Liverpool match on January 24. The first match was won by the Reds with a score of 2:1. The final will take place on February 25.

Source: Sportarena

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