Maurizio Sarri has said the only way he can turn around the Chelsea fans’ opinion of him is by winning matches.
The Blues boss hasn’t had much luck of that lately, losing half of the last eight games the side has played in all competitions.
Eliminated from the FA Cup by Manchester United on Monday night and gradually slipping out of contention for a top four spot in the Premier League, Sarri has come under increasing pressure from fans for recent poor performances.
The Italian manager believes he can still turn the tide however, and win back the support of the Chelsea fans.
“It’s very easy [to turn around fan opinions]. We need to win three or four matches in a row,” Sarri said in his pre-match press conference.
“It’s the only solution. I can understand very well the frustration of our fans. They are used to winning, and now we are in trouble. There isn’t another way. We only have to have good performances and good results.
“In this moment it’s very difficult to think we can win three or four matches in a row, but in football, everything can change in one day. First of all we need a good performance and result, and then with more confidence, we are able to do everything.”
Chelsea face Malmo in the second leg of their Europa League round of 32 tie at Stamford Bridge tonight.