Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admits he prefers the Premier League to Serie A as ‘at 2-0 after 20 minutes, the match is finished’ in Italy.
Sarri has led Chelsea to consecutive victories after opening with a defeat in the Community Shield, and the Coach was asked about the differences between the two Leagues.
“In Italy it was a war before the match. I think in Serie A at 2-0 after 20 minutes the match is finished. Here it's a party before the match!” he said at a Press conference ahead of Sunday’s trip to Newcastle United.
So which does he prefer?
“Here,” replied the 59-year-old.
Sarri also paid tribute to opposite number Rafa Benitez after he inherited a Napoli squad who were ‘almost ready to play my football’.
“I have to say thank you to Rafa,” added the Tuscan.
“When I arrived in Naples I had the feeling that the team was almost ready to play my football.
“If I arrived after another coach it may have been more difficult for me. He’s a very good Coach.
“Sunday will be very difficult for us. Chelsea lost 3-0 there last season but Manchester United and Arsenal also lost.”