Friday August 24 2018
Sarri: Prem over Serie A!

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.”

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