Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri spoke today at his first press conference as the new Blues’ boss. The Italian also paid tribute to his compatriot Antonio Conte, who’s been sacked earlier last week after almost two years in charge at Stamford Bridge.
Sarri told journalists: “Antonio Conte has reached incredible results here and elsewhere. He is an extraordinary manager- Clearly I play in a slightly different way so it will take some time for the squad.
“This is a post-World Cup time. It will take some time to build a slightly different way of playing. All good things Antonio Conte did must be left. They must not be changed.”
When asked if he’s scared to cope with targets set by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich ahead of next season, the former Napoli manager added: “If I was someone who always worried probably I would do another job. Our job means risks but also a lot of satisfaction. I don’t want to be afraid.
With respect to the rest, I haven’t won anything but in Serie A nobody has won anything. For three years in a row we had records with points. I think that we have worked very well and the difference in working well and winning is often minimum. I hope I will be able to fill in this gap. I hope so”.