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I am worried about the results, not about the fans- Maurizio Sarri

Written by: Tushaar Sachdeva

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Chelsea have now lost three of their last five games in all competitions.

FA Cup fifth round ended with a bang as Manchester United ran past Chelsea in their own Stamford Bridge. Two first-half headers from Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba sealed the win for the Red Devils as they marched to the quarter-finals of the cup competition.

With the loss, Chelsea have been defeated three times in the last five games including a Premier League thrashing by Manchester City with six goals. The FA Cup holders are having a mid-season crisis.

The fans of the club were vocal about their dismal performances as the FA Cup holders failed to register a shot on target after the 11th minute. They were heard chanting 'f*** Sarri-ball' especially during his substitutions.

"I am worried about the results, not about the fans," said Sarri who claimed to have given the least of his attention to the boo boys.

"Of course, I can understand the situation, I can understand our fans because the result wasn’t really good. We are out of the FA Cup, so I can understand very well our fans," he said.

Sarri claimed that he has never faced a rude chant like that before, "No, but there’s a first time for everything."

 


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"But I am worried at the moment about our results," said the Italian tactician.

The coach believes that it will be easy to turn around the atmosphere in the stadium. "It’s really very easy. If we are able to win three, four matches in a row it will be really very easy. It’s difficult to win five matches in a row."

Chelsea will host Malmo in the return leg of the Europa League and two days later, will play against Manchester City again in the final of the League Cup.

Published: Tue Feb 19, 2019 01:40 PM IST

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