Maurizio Sarri admitted that Chelsea ‘made a lot of mistakes’ during their 6-0 humiliation at the hands of Manchester City this afternoon.
Man City were at their sensational best this afternoon, opening up a 4-0 lead in the first 19 minutes at the Etihad, before scoring two more in the second half, with Sergio Aguero equalling Alan Shearer’s record of 11 Premier League hat-tricks.
While Chelsea tried to take the game to City, Maurizio Sarri said that the ‘intensity of pressing’ was the difference between the two sides.
“At the moment I am not able to explain. During the week my feeling was good during training. Maybe the goal we concede after three minutes it was difficult to play. It was difficult not to give them spaces. We were in trouble. I am not able to understand,” Sarri told Sky Sports.
“We made a lot of mistakes against the wrong opponents. They played fantastic football and we made a lot of mistakes. We wanted to press them at the beginning of the action but the plan was completely ruined because we concede after three minutes.
“I think the big difference between the two teams was the intensity of pressing. They pressed really well and we were not able to do it. We were not able to react in the right way. We were not able to stay in the match.
“At the moment we have a big problem away. The beginning of the season we were better away than at home. But everything has changed in the last month. We need to understand.”
Asked if he was fearing for his job after suffering Chelsea’s biggest ever Premier League defeat, Sarri said that it was ‘right’ that he is facing pressure, although he was unsure if there will be discussions about his future.
“It is right. I am in charge of the team so it is right. You will have to ask the club.”