Mauricio Pochettino has described Nicolas Jackson as someone who has the ability to become one of the greatest strikers in the Premier League.
The Argentine’s comments come following Jackson’s first goal of the season during Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Luton Town on Friday night.
After failing to score in his first two appearances for the Blues, the £32 million man got off to a flying start against Luton after Raheem Sterling’s double.
The 22-year-old’s signing raised some eyebrows in the midst of another transfer window in which owner Todd Boehly splashed the cash, but Pochettino feels Jackson’s first goal can not only open the floodgates but also that he has the ability to become one of the competition’s all-time greats.
“It is really important for him [to get off the mark] because he is a young player, coming in from a different league,” the Argentine told Sky Sports following Jackson’s performance. “The Premier League is always difficult [to adapt to].
“We asked him to run, to press in the phase when we don’t have the ball. Then the quality with his feet, to run with the ball and to link with his teammates. He can become one of the greatest strikers in the Premier League with time.”
Following an uneventful start to his Premier League career at Stamford Bridge, Jackson will be delighted to get off the mark as Chelsea recorded their first win of the season against Luton.