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Maurizio Sarri’s style of play when he was manager of Napoli was exciting, and the Naples club played brilliant football under Sarri, as they tried to fight Juventus domination.
Sarri was signed by Chelsea last summer as the club management deemed it fit to change Chelsea’s style of play, with the Blues having been known as a counterattacking side.
Sarri’s football which has been nicknamed as Sarri-ball seemed to start off nicely in England, with Chelsea dominating games and unbeaten until in all competitions till November.
However, the Blues have been struggling for most parts of the season, and Sarri’s style of play has been widely criticised from most quarters. Even Chelsea fans have become disillusioned with the Italian, especially after heavy defeats to Bournemouth and Manchester City, and many fans are keen to see the back of the Italian.
However, Chelsea defender David Luiz has hailed Sarri’s style of play and insists that it’ll come good with time.
“It’s a philosophy to have a lot of possession, create a lot of opportunities and he has tried to introduce that to us,’ he said in an interview with Sky Sports.
“I think he has already done amazing as in the past people were saying ‘Chelsea don’t control the game, Chelsea don’t play with a lot of the ball, Chelsea just plays counter-attacks’ everyone was criticising Chelsea.
“Now we control the games and sometimes they criticise us because we don’t win the game with a lot of possession. I think his philosophy is amazing, it’s trying to play football.
“This takes time and we are trying to improve as soon as possible. It’s the way I love football, the way I enjoy football not just playing but watching and I think I love his philosophy.”