Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo made an embarrassing error when addressing his club's ability to bring through youth players.
The 50-year-old was playing down talk of London rival Tottenham's burgeoning youth system when he made the startling gaffe.
"We try to remind parents it's not just a Chelsea problem. We want them to be patient.
"It helps to grow your own. We love the idea of having players who love Chelsea.