What happened in the Chelsea dressing room after penalty argument

Cole Palmer disclosed that the Chelsea players were ‘joking and laughing’ over the penalty row incident, which somewhat overshadowed his team’s 6-0 thumping of Everton.

Despite playing one fewer game than Manchester United, Mauricio Pochettino’s team turned perhaps their most brilliant performance of the season to cut the gap to just three points.

The Blues have significantly increased their likelihood of qualifying for Europe next season.

Palmer, the player of the moment, put on yet another incredible performance, scoring four goals to tie Erling Haaland, his former Manchester City teammate, for the most goals scored in the Golden Boot competition.

But the nasty fight that broke out before Palmer’s fourth goal of the game, which came from the penalty spot, somewhat spoiled Palmer’s goal-scoring heroics.

Nicolas Jackson and Noni Madueke got into an argument because they both wanted to take the penalty rather than Palmer, who usually does.

Palmer eventually converted the penalty and scored, but not before club captain Conor Gallagher and Malo Gusto had to separate Jackson and Madueke during the argument.

The England international said after the match, as quoted by the Mirror:

“Other players wanted to take it, but I am the penalty taker and I wanted to take it,” he told Sky Sports.

“I think we are showing everyone is wanting to take responsibility it may be a bit over the top, but everyone wants to win – we are laughing and joking about it.”

 

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Nonetheless, Pochettino was less than amused by the event and chastised his players for behaving like kids.

“It is a shame, he said.

“I was telling the players when we arrived from the pitch. We had a meeting with all the staff also and we explained and were talking. For me it is a shame because we cannot behave in this…


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Author : Ahad Shaukat

Publish date : 2024-04-16 09:26:07

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