Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino reveals punishment he gave himself after dodging ‘running’ forfeit for yellow card against Man City


Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino says he gave himself a punishment after being suspended for arguing with officials.

The Argentine will not be on the touchline when the Blues take on Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday.

He was suspended after entering the pitch to argue with referee Anthony Taylor during his side’s 4-4 draw with Manchester City.Pochettino gave striker Nicolas Jackson a punishment after being suspended for arguing with referees and explained that he had to do a forfeit of his own.

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He told reporters: “[Jackson] had to run [for his punishment]. And I am going to pay for a dinner because I got suspended and I cannot run, so I prefer to pay.”Pochettino, who was previously booked in matches against Brighton and Burnley, apologised to Taylor after making his initial protest, saying after the game: “I need to apologise to Anthony and the referees and the fourth official.

I said ‘why stop in this moment, the action.’ Then I turned and said ‘I deserve, I deserve to be booked. Because I crossed the limit, so I want to apologise because it’s not a good image for me and for football, this type of behaviour.”


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