Mauricio Pochettino reveals bizarre reasons he keeps lemons in his office

Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he places faith in lemons to absorb negative energy, saying it worked at Tottenham and will do so again at Chelsea.

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It has been a difficult start to life with the Blues for Pochettino as he tries to stitch together a team from the huge amount of signings the club has made over the last two transfer windows.

There has been just one win from their opening five Premier League games and the Blues have failed to score in their last two outings against Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest.

There is a lot of work to do, starting at home to Aston Villa on Sunday, and Pochettino reckons lemons will help turn things around.

The Argentina revealed this week that he feels lemons absorb negative energy and that is why he keeps a bowl of them in his office, although he may have to wait a while to see their impact.

‘They started to work after two years at Tottenham,’ said Pochettino. ‘Give time to the lemons. It is a thing that we all believe. If you want to have good energy you need to implement all the things that you believe.

‘I believe in the lemons but at Tottenham they started to work after one and a half, two years. They need a long time, they are not magic, but more than ever I still believe in them.

‘Today in my office I have yellow ones, green ones, different types. From Spain, from Italy. I don’t want to lie, there is a big box of lemons. I always thought the yellow lemons worked much better than the green but now I believe in any colour – any colour can help. If I could get a blue lemon it would be even better.’

On whether the green lemons in his box are in fact limes, he said: ‘A lime is not a lemon. It is a brother, maybe with a different mother or different father.’

With five points from five games so far, Pochettino needs the lemons to do their job ASAP.

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