Mauricio Pochettino explains why Enzo Fernandez cannot be Chelsea captain

Mauricio Pochettino explains Enzo Fernandez captaincy snub.

The Argentina international has been one of the most consistent performers even though Chelsea has managed to collect five points from their opening five matches.

Despite his form and influence, Fernandez is not considered a part of the club’s leadership role and Conor Gallagher was handed the armband for the game at Bournemouth.

Manager Pochettino explains he demands a more youthful leadership and a strong command of English from his club captain.

He said: “To clarify, I think maybe it was Thiago to give it to Enzo but Enzo is still struggling with his English. If we need to communicate with the referee and everything I think Conor can perfectly do the job and for me I prefer Conor than Enzo because I think Conor can speak normally, English.

“I think Enzo is still not ready to be a captain. It is not only because of character or personality or profile. It’s about you need to communicate with the people and if you don’t manage still the language properly you cannot be captain no? I don’t know. Maybe I’m wrong but it’s my opinion.


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