Chelsea star Nicolas Jackson rues missed chances

Chelsea striker Nicolas Jackson has expressed his dissatisfaction with his performance in the 2023/24 current season.

The Senegal international star joined the Blues in the summer of 2023 from Villarreal but has not lived up to expectations, managing only 10 goals in 30 Premier League games.

The forward admitted he has not been consistent in front of goal and promised to improve on his performances next season.

Jackson told Sky Sports: “I think I should have scored more with the chances I missed. “It’s good, but not what I wanted to be when I came – to play Champions League next season. Everything happens for a reason and we try to fight next year.
“Even if I scored 10 or 15, the most important thing is for the team to be as high as possible and make the fans happy. Then the goals will come.

“I’m trying to improve every day. The most important [thing] is being available for the team, helping the team and playing. I miss a lot but I’m trying to create more chances and score more. Hopefully next year it’s going to be better.”

Chelsea have struggled in the current campaign, gathering 48 points from 33 Premier League games and Jackson is confident that next season will be better for the team.
He continued: “We are very close. If you see the season we’ve had where we’ve played at Wembley twice, we have five more games to fight to be in Europe and next season will be better as the coach knows everyone now and the connection is better.

“Early on we didn’t know each other but now everyone knows everyone, he knows the characteristics of the players and where they play. It’s going to be better. We are one step closer to want we want to.”

Chelsea have several youngsters who are still trying to adapt to the style of play of the team and Jackson is of the opinion that the situation affected the Blues while hoping that there will be an improvement next season.
He added: “It’s been really tough sometimes, because you know it’s a young squad.We are learning every day, every game. We’ve played a final and semi-final, maybe next season it will be better and we’ll win trophies.

“This season has been about learning. To get experience. Next season, for sure, it will be better. I will score more goals and get more assists.

“But I’m happy to be here with the manager who is helping me. We want to win as many titles as possible to put Chelsea where it deserves to be.”

Chelsea will play Tottenham Hotspur in their League game in Stamford Bridge on Friday.

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