Maurizio Sarri hits back at Napoli chairman's criticism - 'He is missing me'

Eloise Marshall
August 26, 2018

"I've spoken with him twice this week after I spoke to the club, I think Loftus will remain with us, we can speak again about his situation but only in December".

The Blues beat Arsenal at Stamford Bridge last weekend in a topsy-turvy game, which followed their victory against Huddersfield Town in their opening fixture of the season. "A couple of players have little things, but we still have one more training session, so we have to wait".

"If I arrived after another coach it may have been more hard for me". One of the parts of the idea is to focus on the ball and different parts of the pitch, you have to understand the movement.

Sarri admitted that the term "Sarri-Ball" was created by the media, while he was happy to reveal how his team is supposed to play.

Asked if experienced players find his approach to defending scary, Sarri replied: "For two or three months".

Conte arrived at Chelsea in the summer of 2016 and settled on a 4-3-3 formation after trialling 4-2-4 in preseason, but comprehensive defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal prompted him to turn to the 3-4-3 system that ultimately propelled the Blues to an unexpected Premier League title triumph.

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"I thought Mateo and Eden played very well in the last 30 minutes, but also in that moment the intensity of the match was going down". I don't know if I'm a very good coach if I teach another [way of] football.

"I want to enjoy, I want to have fun, press the ball", he said.

Newcastle will know that they have to be at their best as Chelsea travel to Tyneside, with the visitors winning both of their Premier League games so far.

"If [Chelsea] called me 40 days ago, I think it's because they wanted to see my football here, I think".

Hazard has yet to start for Chelsea in the league this season, making two substitute appearances with a return of two assists, meanwhile Real will kickoff play their second La Liga game of the campaign against Girona on Sunday.

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