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Fans react to awkward Tim Sherwood and Cole Palmer moment

Nearly five million people have watched the clip of Tim Sherwood criticising the Chelsea squad during an interview with Cole Palmer following Chelsea’s 3-2 victory against Newcastle United.

@CriminalCosta posted the video on X (formerly Twitter), and it has been circulated widely.

‘I just think you need more quality around you’ – Sherwood puts Chelsea star man on the spot

Talking to Palmer after the game, Sherwood said: “All you need is some players to play with. I know you can’t say that but I’m saying it, I just think you need more quality around you. For me he [Pochettino] needs to build the team around you.

“The quality that you have. But that will come, a few transfer windows hopefully. Once they get the right players in.”

In reply to Sherwood, Palmer said: “”Yeah, there is a lot of quality there. Not just me.

“We have got loads of other players but hopefully, the team can gel a bit more.”

Fans react to bizarre exchange

The popular podcast ‘Football Ramble’ replied to the post on X: “In case you missed it, Tim Sherwood asked the most insane question in the history of TV punditry last night.”

Fans were also quick to praise how the 21-year-old responded to Sherwood’s comments. @ajayiyout said: “How can you ask this sort of question. Thankfully, Palmer handled the situation well.”

@Sir_Gerald98 added: “He set Palmer up but the lad handled it well.”

Palmer continues to excel 

Palmer scored a classy goal and assisted Nicholas Jackson as Chelsea secured a valuable three points. The ex-Manchester City playmaker was awarded man of the match for his stellar performance.

Palmer has been Chelsea’s best performer this season, scoring 11 times and assisting eight in 23 Premier League games.

Gareth Southgate will be keeping an eye on Palmer ahead of the upcoming friendlies against Belgium and Brazil in mid-March.


Will Murray

Freelance football journalist. Experience writing for When Saturday, Comes, Goalkeeper.com, Elite Scholars and Total Football Analysis. Recently finished an MA in Sport Journalism at the University of Brighton. Long-time season ticket holder at the two-time European Champions Nottingham Forest.

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