Emerson Palmieri was asked if Chelsea ought to hang on to Maurizio Sarri. “You saw the results, right? What more do you want?”
Italy international Emerson provided the assist for the opener by Olivier Giroud in a 4-1 Europa League Final victory over Arsenal in Baku.
“I am very happy for the team. The game was until that stage really stuck, it was 0-0. I am very happy with the assist, but above all for the trophy,” Emerson told Sky Sport Italia.
“It was not an easy season, the Coach was changed and many other things changed too. We had ups and downs. At the start of the season, we had these two targets, which were to qualify for the Champions League via the Premier League and win the Europa League. We achieved both.
“I feel quite emotional about it, because four months ago, I didn’t think I’d be able to start in the Final. I played and helped my team with an assist, so I couldn’t be happier.
“Now there are two or three days of rest, then from Saturday we get back to work with the Nazionale.”
Emerson was asked if Chelsea ought to hang on to Sarri amid criticism from fans and his links with Juventus.
“You saw the results, right? You saw what we achieved this season? It wasn’t easy, but we finished third, we reached the Carabao Cup Final and won the Europa League. What more can you want?”