24 Jan 2019, 04:01 IST
Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri insists his gamers agree together with his public complaints about their lack of motivation.
Sarri stated he was “extraordinarily offended” after a 2-Zero Premier League loss at Arsenal on Saturday, happening to query Chelsea’s mentality within the defeat.
The Blues will search a response once they host Tottenham within the second leg of the EFL Cup semi-final on Thursday, Spurs holding a 1-Zero lead.
And Sarri doubled down on his feedback concerning Chelsea’s motivation when he appeared in entrance of the media at a pre-match information convention, claiming his gamers are behind him.
“I did not assault my gamers. I informed solely my opinion about our issues,” Sarri informed reporters forward of the Spurs tie. “However I needed them [to] realise the issue. However I believe it is my job.
“In fact, I’ve the accountability additionally of the psychological standpoint, so the efficiency was my fault, after all. However I stated I’m in hassle as a result of it’s extremely troublesome to encourage them, however I did not need to assault them.
“I do not know why [motivating his team is hard], in any other case it might have been simple for me. I do not know precisely the rationale, or perhaps there are 100 causes.
“It is troublesome, however now we have to strive one thing to enhance on this. We’re altering one thing in coaching, one thing in pre-match.
“We are attempting to do our greatest, after all. However, for us, it is an issue – not at all times, however even in some crucial matches. So it is actually very unusual.
“Once you play in opposition to Arsenal or Tottenham, you often arrive on the match with a really excessive stage of motivation and willpower, however we made errors additionally in this sort of match.
“So it’s extremely unusual and we have to enhance. However they agree with me. I mentioned with the gamers after the match, and I stated to them the identical issues as within the press convention. It isn’t an enormous drawback. I need to be direct with them in non-public and in public.”
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Sarri reiterated his perception it was the precise choice to query the motivation of his gamers in a explosive information convention that noticed him converse by means of a translator.
“I did not assault my gamers. I solely defined to the journalists my drawback,” Sarri added. “They’re superb boys.
“With this little drawback that I believe I might help them [with]. However I did not need to assault them. But when now we have an issue, I believe now we have to debate the issue. We’ve got to attempt to discover the rationale for the issue. We’ve got to attempt to do one thing to enhance.
“I can not see an enormous drawback with this. Why? Why would I maintain it a secret? I stated that, for me, it was very troublesome to encourage them. Not inconceivable. It’s extremely troublesome.
“I put in dialogue my capability to encourage them. For me, it’s extremely troublesome to encourage them. I do not know why, in any other case it might have been simple for me.”
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