Maurizio Sarri admits Chelsea’s defence was a disaster in defeat by Spurs

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• ‘We had a lot of problems to solve and today it was clear to see’
• Mauricio Pochettino praises attitude of Tottenham players

Maurizio Sarri pulled no punches in his assessment of Chelsea’s performance in the 3-1 defeat by Tottenham, describing it as a disaster from front to back and in every regard. The manager tasted defeat for the first time in the Premier League and the only comfort to him may have been that the scoreline flattered his team.

“I saw a lot of problems because we played very badly from a physical point of view; mentally, technically and tactically – particularly in the first 20 minutes,” Sarri said. “I knew very well we had a lot of problems to solve and today it was clear for everybody [to see].

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Written by David Hytner at Wembley
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/nov/24/maurizio-sarri-chelsea-mauricio-pochettino-tottenham-hotspur under the title “Maurizio Sarri admits Chelsea’s defence was a disaster in defeat by Spurs”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.