Chelsea suffered their worst ever defeat since 1991 as Manchester City thrashed the Blues 6-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
Chelsea’s performance was terrible, and City passed through the Chelsea’s midfield like it was nonexistent.
Chelsea have struggled of late, especially away from home with the Blues losing three away games in a row – 2-0 to Arsenal, 4-0 to Bournemouth and 6-0 to Manchester City.
Sarri’s job seems to be on the line with pressure mounting on the Italian, but the 60-year-old has insisted that his philosophy is okay, claiming that the players lack the motivation and mentality to play according to his philosophy.
Pedro has insisted that there’s nothing wrong with the mentality and motivation of the players, claiming that it was difficult against Manchester City. The Spaniard revealed that Sarri’s philosophy is the right one and that the team will adapt.
“It is not a problem with the mentality and motivation,” Pedro said, “but it is true in the last game against this type of team, if you are not focused from the first minute it is so difficult. They score a lot of goals and if in the first minutes they score it is difficult to come back, but it is important for us to recover our best feeling and tomorrow’s game is a new competition and this is a good opportunity to win and get confidence.
“All the team follow the idea of Maurizio,’ he added. ‘It is simple, it is to press really high and stay compact and create a chance. Maintain a lot of the ball with good possession and create chances.
“As a team we are ready, we can do this, but sometimes it is difficult to play in this way and it depends on the team. When Man City play very well it is difficult to press because they have very good players in playing the ball and creating in between the lines, it is difficult to defend. But it is the idea of Maurizio and it is good.
“I prefer to press high and to stay close to the target when we recover the ball to create chances, rather than wait 90 minutes to recover the ball and to run 60 metres to score the goal. But in the last games we have not been in very good form, very good condition for the result, but now it is a good opportunity to win and get our best confidence.”