Mauricio Pochettino slams ‘stupid rumours’ as he clarifies Chelsea future

In his pre-match press conference ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with West Ham United, Mauricio Pochettino was left berating ‘stupid rumours’ surrounding his future in SW6.

The Blues recorded a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur last time out, and with speculation rife, Pochettino was captured telling the cameras that ‘enough is enough.’

‘We need to put it in context and be clear,’ he told reporters on Friday. ‘They asked me some questions but I never said it [speculation] is affecting [me]. If I say that, I cannot remember because my English is getting worse and worse! I don’t know. I don’t want to lie but I don’t believe I said that.’

‘It is like to prove after all these circumstances and this situation that we deserve to be here next season. I said, ‘who is going to judge me?’. We need to judge ourselves and the players. I wanted to say it is enough with these type of rumours.’

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‘I have one year left on my contract here and if nobody says nothing, then suppose I am going to be here. Only if someone says to me ‘ciao’ – because we don’t know. I have one year left on my contract and I am going to be here but enough is about these stupid rumours because you need to ask the club if the club want me to keep going or not. Not to writing that has no sense, you know?’

Stamford Bridge has become something of a fortress in recent weeks, and Chelsea’s home form of late looks almost unrecognisable when compared to their results in SW6 at the start of the season.

Quizzed as to whether teams are scared to play at the Bridge, Pochettino quipped: ‘You need to ask them! I think that it is true that last season the team was struggling a little bit, struggling to win here. Now we are doing fantastic in the last few months. That is good for the team.’