Chelsea boss Sarri aims snide dig at owner Abramovich

Date published: Monday 11th February 2019 8:51

Maurizio Sarri has taken the rather brave and controversial decision to call out Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich for not talking to him.

Sarri could only watch on in despair as Chelsea slipped to sixth in the Premier League table with their heaviest defeat in the competition’s history on Sunday.

League leaders and champions Manchester City thrashed the Blues 6-0 at the Etihad Stadium to leave Sarri’s nascent reign in disarray. Read 16 Conclusions on an utter mauling.

Sarri only briefly discussed his future after the game, but went into much more detail in a later interview.

“If the president calls, I’ll be happy, seeing as I never hear from him,” he told Sky Italia. “To be honest, I don’t know what to expect.”

“I don’t know, you have to ask the club,” he added when asked directly about his future. “I am worried about my team, the performance, but my job is always at risk. So I am not worried, you have to ask the club.

“We’ll need to find the explanation for all this over the next few hours.

“My sensations before kick-off were good, as they were during the week. We conceded a stupid goal in the opening minutes that affected us for the whole game.

“Manchester City play fantastic football and I saw an extraordinary team. We had a total blackout.

“Matches like this can leave a mark. It won’t be easy to get back on our feet after this. Football is also made of heavy defeats.

“At half-time, I told the lads that if we were able to react, we’d come back stronger than ever.”


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