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‘I was so angry!’ – Pochettino speaks on Cole Palmer throwing a bottle at him

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‘I was so angry!’ – Pochettino speaks on Cole Palmer throwing a bottle at him

Chelsea’s head coach Mauricio Pochettino has expressed his frustration over Cole Palmer’s action of throwing a bottle at him, describing his feelings as ‘so angry.’

The incident unfolded at Stamford Bridge last week during Chelsea’s dramatic 2-2 draw against Arsenal, where the team squandered a two-goal lead.

Palmer, the summer acquisition from Manchester City valued at £42.5m, had showcased a stellar performance, even finding the back of the net.

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However, the joyous atmosphere turned sour when, following Arsenal’s 84th-minute equalizer, Palmer vented his frustration by hurling a bottle towards the dugout, inadvertently hitting his own coach, Pochettino.

Despite Palmer’s remorse and sincere apology, Pochettino’s annoyance was palpable. He even lightened the situation with a touch of humor, quipping about dropping Palmer from the team.

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Pochettino, speaking at his press conference on Friday ahead of Saturday’s match against Brentford, has laughed off the incident and joked about dropping Palmer.

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‘I was so angry (laughs) because I didn’t expect or see when it came,’ Pochettino said.

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‘When I turned and he was like, ‘Sorry!’ – it was a little unlucky. Good thing that it didn’t damage me!’

Palmer, explaining the incident on Tuesday, said: ‘When they (Arsenal) scored their second goal I was getting a drink.

‘I went to throw the bottle away, as you do, but didn’t look. I just saw it loop dead slow and hit the gaffer.

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‘I said sorry to him and apologised properly after the game. Hopefully he won’t drop me for that! We get on well. I try to show him every day in training what I can do. Work hard and just try to repay him because he puts a lot of faith in us.’

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