Mauricio Pochettino, the manager of Chelsea, praised Conor Gallagher as a “priceless” player after the Blues won at Crystal Palace thanks to his two goals.
After Jefferson Lerma’s first goal was canceled out by Gallagher, who scored again in the 91st minute, a late goal by Enzo Fernandez completed the score of 3-1.
The 24-year-old has been connected to moves outside of the organization.
The Chelsea manager stated, “I think he is a player with a great commitment to the team.”
“He always tries to make up for lost ground in both attacking and defensive scenarios. A player such as his is invaluable.”
The £50 million-rated Gallagher has a contract with Chelsea through the end of the following season, but his long-term future is still up in the air. Tottenham has been mentioned as a potential destination for him in the summer.
However, Pochettino thinks Gallagher is determined to stick with the team he has been with since he was eight years old.
Pochettino continued, “He has always told me it is to stay in Chelsea.”
“His contract still has one year left on it. He and the club are involved in this issue.”
The England midfielder’s goals against the team where he was on loan during the 2021–22 season marked his first Premier League goals of the year.
Nonetheless, he has been a vital member of Pochettino’s squad, starting 23 league games this year and leading the team when Reece James was sidelined earlier in the campaign.
According to Petr Cech, a former custodian for Chelsea, “he’s always been working hard,” on Sky Sports. “He’s one of the players that’s always cared about winning and about the club.”You discover that even young players might possess unique leadership qualities. Conor is one of those players who has consistently put in a lot of effort, shown concern, and made an effort.
“He’s also from Chelsea. Because of the way he is, he is pushing and one of the commanders in the making.”
Chelsea’s victory was their second clean after they defeated Aston Villa 3-1 in the FA Cup.
Gallagher scored in that match as well, and with games against championship contenders Liverpool and Arsenal coming up, the midfield player is eager to maintain his momentum.
For us, it’s all about consistency, he stated.
We’ve performed admirably in certain games and horribly in others.
“We’ve got some massive games coming up and we’ll keep trying to improve.”