It’s matchday 22 out of 38 in the Premier League where Chelsea face Newcastle and the man in charge of The Blues – Maurizio Sarri had some riveting remarks in the press conference about what possibly is the greatest sporting spectatle on the planet – The World Cup.
In the embargoed section of Sarri’s press conference, journalist learnt that the Italian coach didn’t watch a second of the last World Cup & basically thinks international football is a waste of time.
In the embargoed section of Sarri’s press conference, we found out he didn’t watch a second of the last World Cup & basically thinks international football is a waste of time 🤷🏻♂️ #cfc pic.twitter.com/2STBRbAyyN
— Liam Twomey (@liam_twomey) January 11, 2019
While the premise is quite debatable , it is certainly discourteous to demean international football as such. It’s not difficult though to understand where Sarri is coming from when he says this. An acumen for tactics and disciplined management is something the former Napoli coach is renowned for to an extent that a whole system of offensive football is named after him – Sarriball. His time at Naples saw him create a dynamic and fluid approach to quick passing and penetrating defences and he is trying something likewise now at Cobham.
Subsequently , such a coach would most likely have a distaste for international football where disciplined management and polished tactics are far fetched terms. Even in important international matches, sometimes tactics get thrown out of the window.
Now that Sarri’s preferences are clear , not long remains to know how his first year at the PL has fared.