Pochettino bemoaning his side’s failure to win against City

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Chelsea lost their FA Cup semi-final after failing to convert their chances into goals, leaving Pochettino bemoaning his side’s failure to win against City

Going back to the game, the Blues had a number of chances that their attackers failed to convert into goals, especially from Senegalese striker Nicolas Jackson. Bernardo Silva scored the killer goal in the 84th minute. The Cityzens advance to the final.

“It is so easy to explain,” Pochettino told BBC One. “We conceded in a moment you should not concede. We were not capable of being clinical in front of goal, we had many chances but we did not score.

“I think in the game we were a little bit better and deserved more, but it is not about deserving it, it is about being clinical and we were not today.”

“I think last Monday we scored six but today we were not capable of scoring even with having maybe more chances and more clear chances to score.”

Asked if Saturday’s defeat was emblematic of their season’s issues as a whole, Pochettino responded: “No, I think today we were playing a very good team in Manchester City. It wasn’t easy but we were capable of playing a very good game, competing really well.

“Looking forward we want to build on this, sometimes you have these sorts of games on your journey and the important thing is to take the positives from it.”

After being eliminated from the FA Cup, the Blues will have to finish in the top seven in the Premier League in order to secure a place in a European competition.

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