In an exclusive interview with Sky Sport, Coach Sarri talks about love for London, how he promotes Hazard and why Jorginho is an unexpected leader for the team.
Maurizio Sarri has great memories of his first time living in London. It happened 30 years ago when the Italian military officer went to England to study.
At that time, he thought that his future was in the bank, not the technical bench. But the passion for football is always the same.
Sarri came to Chelsea after having a love for London
“Of course I went to see football. English football at that time was English, and now it is more European. Years ago, when I came here to learn the language, everything changed but London is still charming “.
The current Chelsea manager likes the capital of the fog but admits there is very little time for travel for the second time.
“I love England, now my home. But to London, very rarely do I really relax. I probably only have a little time to relax during the international vacation here”.
Chelsea players adapt well to Sarri’s style
After losing to City in the Community Shield match, Sarri’s Chelsea were unbeaten in every arena. But not only is the result positive, Sarri also made a significant change in the style of the Blues.
The hard work on the training ground paid off, but Sarri admits he was surprised how quickly the Chelsea squad had adapted.
“It is true that it is a different style from last season but this team has a lot of players that fit my play style.”
A central figure in the Chelsea squad is midfielder Jorginho. Not only is the master of the passing ability, this Brazilian-born Italian is also a leader in the dressing room.
Jorginho is a key factor in Sarri’s play
“Jorginho really fits the way I like to play. He works hard and very quickly in moving the ball, which is important to us, although I also have Cesc Fabregas, who has similar potential. like Jorginho.
“But he also has a big personality, though it doesn’t look like he looks. He is a mirror on the yard and on the yard as well as for his teammates.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea’s outstanding star so far is none other than Eden Hazard, who has scored 6 goals in 7 appearances.
Sarri thinks it’s easy to stimulate Hazard
When asked how to motivate Hazard to shine brightly compared to last season, Sarri explained: “It’s easy to stimulate Hazard, as long as you let him have fun.”
“He is very easy, does not need my strategy. He is not affected by the media and what’s happening around. As long as he is happy to play football.
“But you need important goals for important players. And he can improve if he becomes a bit more aggressive and brings the best for himself.”