Mauricio Pochettino makes big prediction on Nicolas Jackson

Nicolas Jackson was a £32m summer signing from Villarreal.

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has backed Nicolas Jackson to become “one of the greatest strikers in the Premier League.” The Chelsea man finally scored his debut goal for the club after 3-0 win over Luton Town on Friday night.

Two goals from Raheem Sterling helped Chelsea to win first three points under Pochettino, before the Englishman set Jackson up for his first goal for the club.

Jackson was a £32m summer signing from Villarreal and he showed great compouser in the first two games. Pochettino suggests he has all the qualities to become a Premier League great.

“We knew Nicolas Jackson’s quality when we signed him, we saw that before. It is not that we ask him to run and press the ball, he is quality in the way he recovers the ball, but he also can finish,” Pochettino said.

“It is only a matter of time, once he settles into the Premier League, he will show it more. Nicolas Jackson has top quality. I have no doubt that he can become one of the greatest strikers in the Premier League.”

He also added, “I need to hope Raheem will be happy. Our first conversation with all of the players, and Raheem, I love to ask the position they love to play, how they feel, how they see themselves in front of the mirror.

“It is not the position, it is the animation and how the team is going to link in between. To find the best position for the dynamic of the game we are playing in an offensive situation to try to provide the best platform and position and place and link to the player that can appear their best quality.

“That is why the process is important, trying to work to create all these links and the way that we want to play and animation and to know each other we need time. When you are in a team in the process that we are, it is a matter of time.”

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