The Chelsea manager says he got the desired reaction out of his team following Arsenal criticisms.
Maurizio Sarri denied the notion that he launched an “attack” on his players following his side’s 2-0 loss to the Gunners in the Premier League.
Following that game the Italian admitted he was “extremely angry”, criticising his players for their “approach” and for being “extremely difficult to motivate”.
Sarri’s lecture had the desired effect, as Chelsea went on to beat Spurs on penalties in the League Cup and progress to the final last night.
“I didn’t attack my players. I said only that we had a problem,’’ Sarri told Sky Sports after the game.
”The problem was the motivation. In this match we reacted really very well. Now we have to show continuity.”
Chelsea will play Manchester City in the League Cup final at Wembley on February 24th.