Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has insisted that he was under more pressure when he was managing Napoli than at his current club, revealing that the amount of scrutiny that he is currently facing is not a concern.
Sarri was appointed the manager just before the start of the season and had a good start to the campaign, but has lost steam over the last few weeks. They are currently out of the top four on goal difference.
However, the manager insists that the pressure he seems to be facing is a lot lesser than what he endured during his stint with Italian club Napoli.
“I arrived from Naples. Napoli is, for the third time in a row, in the Champions League,” he said, according to Goal. “So the level here is really very high, but the old level wasn’t so low.
“I think there was more pressure because Naples is the only big city in Italy with only one team. So, in Naples, the pressure from the fans is really a big pressure.”
The Italian is trying to improve his team, especially in front of goal, where Chelsea have found it hard to score the goals they need to win games.
“It’s very difficult to have training here [in England]. You start to play every three days in August. In five months, we have only one week without a match in the week,” said Sarri.
“So it’s very difficult to improve single players and the team. We are trying to change something but we have little time.
“Now we are working on the last 30 metres [the attack], but the time is very little.”
It remains to be seen if Chelsea can pick up their form and get back ahead of Arsenal, especially with the latter playing Manchester City on Sunday.