Trevoh Chalobah has described the first week of training with Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino as “crazy”.
Mauricio Pochettino, who’s now had a few weeks with the Blues squad, is renowned for coaching a group of players to become extremely fit for a matchday.
The Argentine boss has taken charge of a Chelsea side that slipped so far off the boil last season. Therefore, he could be the perfect individual in the manager’s dugout to raise the standards and push the players to new limits.
Chelsea centre-back Trevoh Chalobah, 24, has admitted it’s been very hard work in training when it comes to the fitness element.
In fact, he said it was “crazy” to start with when Pochettino first arrived to work with the squad.
“Training has been so tough; the first week alone was crazy,’ Chalobah said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“It’s definitely what we need, though, if we’re going to compete in the Premier League.
“There are certain levels we didn’t reach physically and that is something the new manager wants to change this year. So while it has been hard, it’s also been exciting work because we know it is going to benefit us in the season.”
Chelsea fans are likely to be glad hearing our players have been forced into some wild running.
Let’s consider it an apology to supporters for last year!
In all seriousness, Pochettino’s methods are tried and tested, albeit there’s going to be a period of adaption for players that haven’t worked with him before.
We’re intrigued to see if Chalobah is part of the new era at Chelsea. The fact he was given the captain’s armband for the first game of pre-season certainly bodes well.