Maurizio Sarri says Chelsea fans chanting against him isn’t ‘helpful’ to his players.
Sarri has come under increasing pressure in recent weeks following an underwhelming debut season, with the club’s fans vocally voicing that they would like the Italian manager replaced.
The former Napoli coach admits the fans discontent is ‘not a big problem’ to him, though says the fans should focus on supporting the players during games.
“I think that they have to help the players during the match,” Sarri told his pre-match press conference.
“After the match they can say anything, but during the match I hope they will be able to help my players.
“I think we are a group. At the moment, we are a very good group. So I think it’s not helpful for my players.
“For me, it’s not a big problem. I’m not happy, but it’s not a big problem. I am 60, so I can understand. But when I was 25, probably it was different.”