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SportMore pressure at Napoli than Chelsea, insists under-fire Sarri

01:15  02 february  2019
01:15  02 february  2019 Source:   goal.com

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More pressure at Napoli than Chelsea, insists under-fire Sarri © Getty Images Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri

Maurizio Sarri has no qualms over the mounting speculation over his Chelsea position, insisting the pressure on him was even higher during an acclaimed spell at Napoli.

The Blues went down to their joint-heaviest defeat of the Premier League era on Wednesday, slumping to a 4-0 loss at Bournemouth.

A section of travelling supporters at the Vitality Stadium sung, "You don't know what you're doing" when new recruit Gonzalo Higuain was substituted midway through the second-half collapse, while another fan confronted Sarri upon his exit from the stadium after a lengthy dressing-room debrief.

Sarri hits back as he vows not to change his style of play

Sarri hits back as he vows not to change his style of play Maurizio Sarri has hit back at his critics who have urged him to change his style of play at Chelsea. As reported by the Independent, the Chelsea head coach insists that ‘Sarri-ball’ is not going anywhere for the time being. Despite being told to find a plan B, Sarri insists Chelsea must perfect plan A first. “Why? First of all, I want to do Plan A very well. I don’t want to change some things that, at the moment, don’t work very well. First of all I want to see my football played very well.

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MATT LAWTON: Maurizio Sarri is battling to save his job after Chelsea were thrashed 4-0 at Bournemouth on Wednesday night. The Italian, brought in from Napoli in the summer to replace Antonio Conte, has been under pressure with his team falling well adrift in the title race and

Speaking ahead of Huddersfield Town's trip to Stamford Bridge on Saturday, the 60-year-old offered a calm and staunch defence of his methods, labelling himself a "dreamer" who would stick to the style of football he honed to widespread admiration while in Naples.

That three-year stint did not yield a major trophy, however, and it has been observed the demands for honours at Chelsea place a different strain upon Sarri.

Perhaps predictably, he does not see it that way.

"I arrived from Naples. Napoli is, for the third time in a row, in the Champions League," he said. "So the level here is really very high, but the old level wasn't so low.

"I think there was more pressure because Naples is the only big city in Italy with only one team. So, in Naples, the pressure from the fans is really a big pressure."

Sarri is looking to improve his squad day by day in training but has admitted that a congested fixture schedule is making that goal difficult.

"It's very difficult to have training here [in England]. You start to play every three days in August. In five months, we have only one week without a match in the week," said Sarri.

"So it's very difficult to improve single players and the team. We are trying to change something but we have little time.

"Now we are working on the last 30 metres [the attack], but the time is very little."

Sarri keen to avoid Napoli in the Europa League.
Maurizio Sarri is hoping that his Chelsea side avoid Napoli in the Europa League. Speaking after the club’s 2-1 win over Malmo in the first leg of their knockout tie, as reported by the Metro, the under-pressure Chelsea boss already had his eye on what’s to come. “I would avoid playing in Naples, if possible, because it would be too strong an emotional response for me to focus on the game. If Napoli-Chelsea means we are both in the Final, however, then I’d be happy for both.

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