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Mauricio Pochettino backs Chelsea's youthful team to blossom

Mauricio Pochettino backs Chelsea's youthful team to blossom

Mauricio Pochettino thinks that Chelsea are going to be "really successful".

The Argentine coach has overseen drastic changes to the Blues' playing squad since taking charge at Stamford Bridge earlier this summer and is confident that the results will come after failing to win the opening two Premier League matches.

Pochettino told Sky Sports: "Sometimes you win games but, in the end, you go down. But if you wait a little bit, with patience to build something, maybe the results will not arrive when you are playing well but you can be consistent and end the season where you deserve to be.

"They are good feelings but we cannot translate them into points. We keep working and the players are really committed to the way we want to play.

"It is a process. We need to wait but for sure we are going to be really successful in the future."

Pochettino is comfortable with the reshaping of Chelsea's squad and explained how the idea was presented to him when he was interviewed for the job.

He said: "That was the idea of Paul [Winstanley] and Laurence [Stewart], the sporting directors, and the club.

"They presented the project of the club, with players in and players out. When I accepted, I accepted knowing what was going to happen in the squad."

The average age of Chelsea's squad has been lowered significantly with none of the club's new recruits over the age of 25 but Pochettino does not feel that inexperience will be a hindrance for his team.

The former Tottenham coach said: "It's about having the right balance. We have young players but with experience and quality.

"It's not a big issue."

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