Maurizio Sarri Reacts To Chelsea’s Shocking Defeat To Man City

Maurizio Sarri admitted his job as Chelsea manager could be in threat in his post-match interview following the Blues’ shocking 6-0 defeat by Manchester City on Sunday.

The Stamford Bridge club were
off-colour from the first whistle at the Etihad, as Sergio Aguero and
co. ran riot in both halves of the contest.

Here’s everything Chelsea boss Sarri said on Sky Sports:

Question: Maurizio, horrible day for you, how do you explain it?

At the moment I am not able to explain. During the week my feeling was
really, really good in training. So at the moment maybe we conceded a
goal in three minutes against these opponents and it was really, really
difficult to play.
And it was really, very difficult not to give them
spaces and so we were in trouble, but I am not able at the moment to
understand because as I said before during the week my feeling was
really good.

Q: I understand what you say, difficult time for you
to go into it, but do you think individual errors was the thing that
cost you, or the approach on reflection wrong?

Sarri: I think we
made a lot of mistakes against the wrong opponents, they play really
fantastic football and we made a lot of mistakes.

Q: Are you able
to tell us what the plan was today, and did you change anything at all
because it’s Manchester City or did you say ‘this is how we play, we
keep doing it’?

Sarri: No, we wanted to press them from the
beginning of the action but then the plan was completely over because we
conceded a goal in three minutes so it was really, very difficult.

Q: At the moment, the way you want your players to play and press. Are they able to do it the way you want them to do it?

No, not always, I think today the big difference between the two teams
was the intensity of pressing. They press really, really well with
really high intensity and we were not able to do it.

Q: After Arsenal and Bournemouth you talked about mentality, motivation. Did you see that as a problem today?

I don’t think the motivation – as I said before my feeling was really,
very good in the week. It was really, very good yesterday and during the
warm-up. I think we were not able to react in the right way. We had
only to stay in the match. It can happen. We were not able to stay in
the match.

Q: Why do you think it keeps happening to you away from home? This is Arsenal, Bournemouth and now this all in a row?

Sarri: I think at the moment we have a big problem away.

Q: What’s causing that do you think?

I don’t know because at the beginning of the season we played better
away than at home. Now in the last month everything has changed so we
need to understand it’s not easy. But we need to understand because we
need to play in every situation, after a positive situation, after a
negative situation we need to play to stay in the match.

Q: This
is Chelsea’s worst ever Premier League defeat on the back of Arsenal and
Bournemouth. Do you worry that a result like that, at a club like
Chelsea, will bring pressure and scrutiny?

Sarri: I think that is right. I am in charge of the team so it is right.

Q: So what happens next, will you have discussions over your future?

Sarri: I don’t know. Not at the moment but I think it will happen, it’s normal and something we need to do.

I just have to clarify this. You think in the next week you’ll be
sitting down with the people at Chelsea to discuss if you’re still

Sarri: I don’t know, you’ll have to ask the club. I have no idea about this at the moment.