'I am not giving up': Mauricio Pochettino responds to Chelsea fans who chanted for Jose Mourinho at Brentford

Axel Disasi scored a brilliant header to rescue a point for Chelsea at Brentford but in the stands, fans called for Jose Mourinho.

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino says he can understand the frustrations of fans after their 2-2 draw against Brentford in the Premier League. The Blues took the lead at the GTech Community stadium but allowed the Bees back into it before Axel Disasi, at fault for the first Brentford goal making up for his earlier error with an equaliser. 

The draw leaves Chelsea six points behind seventh-placed West Ham who beat Everton 3-1 today to widen the gap between them and the chasing pack for European football next season. 

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A section of the Chelsea fans chanted for Jose Mourinho who helped build the first Chelsea empire under Roman Abramovich while others called for the heads of co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali.

Asked what he thought of Chelsea fans openly calling for the return of Mourinho, Pochettino said: "I think the relationship is good. If they did what they did, I think it is a frustration. We need to understand that. I am fighting to try and provide the team with the tools to work, improve and play in the best way, score goals and win games.

"If that is not possible, today is my 52nd birthday, I know very well this business. I am not going to give up, I am going to fight. I am ready to fight again tomorrow and get ready for the next game. Yes, we are going to keep going."

Chelsea now have a week to prepare for their next league game against a Newcastle United side who are also aiming for European football next season.

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