Premier League legend, Alan Shearer has revealed he received a text message from Chelsea, following his comments about Nicolas Jackson last month.
Shearer had described the Chelsea striker as ‘very raw’ and lacking in good movement after the Blues were beaten 2-0 at Stamford Bridge by Brentford.
Between then and now, Jackson has scored four league goals for Chelsea, including a hat-trick during the 4-1 demolition of Tottenham, and Shearer has admitted there’s been some improvement from the 22-year-old.
Speaking after Chelsea’s 4-4 draw with Manchester City on Sunday, he told The Rest Is Football podcast: “I mean the game just had everything from start to finish. It was entertaining and there were so many impressive performances, particularly from the guys in a Chelsea shirt. Jackson I agree, I was critical of his lack of movement a few weeks ago.
“I got a text from Chelsea to say that they didn’t think it was over the top and that they have been working on one or two things in and around that.
“He was a lot better today and full of confidence after what happened earlier in the week and that showed today.
“It was a great game for everyone to watch. I think for the fans that is important to see those small steps. The coaching, we all know what Poch is like, he is a very good coach and he is the right man.
“They are definitely improving and they seem to be understanding what he wants.”