Maurizio Sarri warned he has plenty to tell Chelsea in their end of season meeting, but sees improvements after the squad “got two or three games incredibly wrong.”
The tactician held a Press conference today, but he also spoke to Sky Sport Italia afterwards.
He had said the club shouldn’t judge him on the outcome of the Europa League Final against Arsenal and expanded on that with the Italian reporters.
“The club has to evaluate and be happy. If we do have a confrontation, we need to bring out all the things that aren’t working and do so in a reciprocal manner.
“I’ve done this at every club I’ve worked for. I don’t want to be judged by the final 90 minutes, but for the whole season.”
Sarri was asked if the transfer market talk could distract him from the possibility of Europa League glory?
“I’ve never won a trophy, so it’s pretty easy not to think about the transfer market,” replied the former Empoli and Napoli boss.
“This squad got two or three games incredibly wrong in their approach, but have decidedly improved and now deserve the trophy.”
Where does Sarri see himself after the Europa League Final on May 29?
“On the beach…”
For all the criticism, in his debut season Sarri did take Chelsea to third in the Premier League, the Europa League Final and Carabao Cup Final.
“We finished the season tired after a two-month tour-de-force. We are trying to recover after the trip to Boston (for a friendly), there are a few too many injuries, but we’ll reach Baku in good shape,” said Sarri.
“In the Premier League, it was a balanced campaign with Arsenal, winning a tough game at Stamford Bridge, whereas we started badly at the Emirates and had the wrong attitude. Arsenal have a great attack and pressing game, so they are difficult to take on.”