SARRI REVEALS HOW HE WILL TRY TO SOLVE THE PLAYER’S WEAK MENTALITY

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Chelsea were dominant in the game against Leicester City last weekend, but the Blues ended up losing that game 1-0.

The team couldn’t respond after Jamie Vardy’s goal early in the second half as the Foxes held on till the end.

Chelsea have dropped points in a number of games this season where they shouldn’t have, and the defeat to Wolves after taking the lead is another strange example.

After the defeat to Leicester City, Sarri complained about the team’s lack of mental strength.

“I think we played very well for 55 minutes, we played very good football,” Sarri told reporters after the 1-0 loss.

“After the goal the reaction was, for me, a strange reaction, not in the right direction, not as a team but as 11 different players and so it was very strange.

“I think we could have done better in the reaction. We only had to continue to play as in the first part of the match, there was time to score without a reaction as a team shocked, as a team in mental confusion.”

Sarri has now resolved that the situation could be solved by using a sports psychologist.

“I had one 15 years ago,” he said. “In Italy it was really very difficult because the clubs were not ready in that moment. I don’t know here. We can talk about this, why not?”

Sarri also revealed that he doesn’t think the team lost because of fatigue, insisting that the players haven’t toiled much this season.

He said: “I don’t think so, because we haven’t got players who have played lots of minutes. We have players with lots of minutes in the Premier League, but not in the whole season.

“In this game we were very good for 55 minutes, and then after the goal we were in trouble. I think there is another reason and it’s not a physical thing.”

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