In a recent match against his former loan club, Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino selected young defender Levi Colwill and praised his potential, sending a warning to Premier League rivals Brighton.
Mauricio Pochettino has expressed his belief that Levi Colwill, a young center back from England, has the potential to become “one of the best center backs in England.” Pochettino selected Colwill to play in a 4-3 victory against Brighton, the club he had been loaned to last season and who are interested in buying him for £30m. Pochettino made it clear that Colwill has a future at Stamford Bridge, citing his inclusion in the senior England squad for a match against Malta in June. Pochettino stated, “He is our player and he is going to be with us.”
He further praised Colwill’s performance in the match, stating, “I am happy with him, his performance was good. Better than what I expected since it was one of his first games. I believe he can become one of the greatest center backs in England.” When asked about the possibility of Colwill leaving in a deal to sign Moises Caicedo, Pochettino disregarded it completely, saying, “He is our player and we are happy with him and he will be a part of our team.”
Pochettino acknowledged that at Chelsea, the focus is on winning rather than solely developing players. He emphasized that they need to strike a balance between nurturing young talent and building a squad capable of winning trophies. Pochettino expressed his desire to bring in new signings to strengthen the squad, as evidenced by Chelsea’s recent bid for Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo.
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Pochettino is determined to revamp the Chelsea squad after their disappointing season, with new signings already made and departures expected. The club’s offer for Moises Caicedo has been rejected by Brighton, but the pursuit of the midfielder continues. Caicedo, who played a crucial role in Brighton’s qualification for European competition last season, remains a target for several Premier League clubs.
Caicedo joined Brighton from Ecuadorian club Independiente del Valle and has proven himself as a key player, attracting interest from top clubs. However, Pochettino’s focus remains on developing young talent while also aiming to achieve success with Chelsea. With the club’s recent signings and potential new additions, Pochettino is determined to build a squad capable of winning trophies.