Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea boss says sorry after Man City rout

Annette Crawford
February 11, 2019

This was Chelsea's biggest defeat since a 7-0 loss to Nottingham Forest in April 1991 and followed defeats of 4-0 at Bournemouth and 2-0 at Arsenal in their two previous away games. You have to ask the club. I am anxious about our performances, not about the club. "I am worried about my team, I am worried about the performance but my job is always at risk so I am not worried about the club - you have to ask the club". It's something that we need to do.

"I didn't see at that moment". "People don't understand how hard the first year can be", he said.

Though Maurizio Sarri has brought some fluidity back to the Blues' play, his all-out attack approach has yielded difficulties at the back because of being too open. "It needs time, it only depends on the belief of the owners and the people in charge". "It just depends on the belief of the owners". If City are going to win back-to-back titles I think they can look towards the last month and think about his influence, he has been outstanding.

"Liverpool are a very good side and they will realise they are in for a major battle". We started well but after four minutes we conceded a goal in a stupid way.

"We were not able to react in the right way".

Sergio AGUERO scored a hattrick in Manchester City's 6-0 win against Chelsea.

Aguero's hat-trick against Chelsea was his 15th in all competitions for City and his 11th in the Premier League putting him joint top of the Premier League hat-trick records charts with Alan Shearer.

Chelsea boss Sarri headed straight down the tunnel without shaking hands with Pep Guardiola, but the pair spoke privately after the game. "I didn't see him at that moment, of course it's usual to shake", said the Chelsea manager. But of course as usually I will go to say hello to him later, as usual. Something is changing, we were better at away than we were home and now we are better at home.

They do so having regained first place from Liverpool on goal difference.

Christian Eriksen created the opener before scoring himself as Tottenham beat Leicester 3-1 on Sunday (Monday NZ time), putting the north London club five points behind front-runners Manchester City and Liverpool. "The important thing, after what we have done last season, is being there", said Guardiola. "We did it, it's an incredible compliment to the players, they are outstanding", added the Spaniard. "They still have that chance, but it has become a lot more hard in the last week".

'What matters to me is finishing the season in the best way and winning trophies'.

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