Maurizio Sarri’s relationship with Chelsea fans hasn’t been very good, with the Italian having experienced the wrong side of the Chelsea faithful.
Fans have become disillusioned with Maurizio Sarri’s football and turned against him in the game against Cardiff City. Even before the game reached half-time against Cardiff, Chelsea fans were tired of what they had seen and there were chants of “f**k Sarri-ball” and “we want Sarri out” from the fans as the Blues put in another slow and uninspired performance.
Sarri had revealed that he wasn’t happy with the actions of the fans, insisting that it might affect the players’ performance.
“I am not happy but I am not concerned,” he said at his pre-match press conference before the Brighton clash.
“I can understand very well the frustrations but we are not doing so badly. We have won 33 games and I think in England only Man City did better than us.
“I think that they [the fans] have to help the players, during the match. After they can say anything but during I hope they can help my players.
“I think we are a group and at the moment I think we are a good group so I think that it’s not helpful for my players. For me it isn’t a problem, I am 60 so I can understand but when I was 25 it was probably different.
“I like to stay on the pitch. I enjoy during the training of course. As I said before I am not happy but can understand, it’s normal I think. We need to improve, play better and want to try change their opinion.”
With a better atmosphere at Stamford Bridge at the Brighton clash, Sarri was impressed and told the fans ‘thank you’ after the game.
Ahead of the game against West Ham, Sarri has now thanked the fans again for the atmosphere at Brighton and insist that he wants more of the same.
With Tottenham moving to their new stadium, Sarri was asked if it’s important Chelsea get a new stadium in the future. He replied: “I don’t know, probably yes, but I like Stamford Bridge very much. The atmosphere is very good, the people are very close to the pitch, and I like it very much.
“I was very happy with the atmosphere at Stamford Bridge in the last match. Our fans helped our players for 90 minutes.”