Maurizio Sarri insists he is not feeling the pressure at Chelsea, despite the side’s recent downturn in results.
The Blues have dropped 10 points in their last seven Premier League outings, a run which has seen them fall out of title contention completely, and they have now been leapfrogged by Arsenal in the race to finish in the top four.
Wednesday’s 4-0 hammering by Bournemouth was the latest in their poor run of results, with the travelling Chelsea faithful heard serenading their 61-year-old manager with a good old fashioned rendition of ‘You don’t know what you’re doing‘ at the Vitality.
However, ahead of today’s clash against bottom side Huddersfield, Sarri said that the pressure of being Napoli manager far outweighs the pressure he is under at Stamford Bridge.
“My job is always at risk, and I love my job for this. I thrive on pressure,” Sarri said in his pre-match press conference.
“I arrived from Napoli and they were in the Champions League for the third time in a row. The level here is very high, but the level there wasn’t so low.
“I think there was more pressure at Napoli. Naples is the only city in Italy with only one team, so the pressure from the fans is really big.
“It’s not my problem. I want to remain the same man. If I am a dreamer, I’m a dreamer. If I have fun with my football, I want to play my football. If I believe organisation of the team is everything, I cannot change my mind.”