Defeat against Tottenham is just a bad memory, because Blues, after the perfect Europa League’ reaction against PAOK, won the 27th London’ derby winning again against Claudio Ranieri’s Fulham.
Sarri showed himself to press of course satisfied for the result, very important for the standing but also for the mentally especially after defeat against Spurs that turned off grit and enthusiasm.
“I think today it was really very important the result, we started very well. Then after 1-0 the players had a good application of attention, but we didn’t kill the match. But today we were a little tense, nervous“.
“Of course it wasn’t easy the days after Tottenham for me and the players. But we have talked too much about that much. We lost it after three months and a half, it can happen. It was important to react. In the mind of the players there was only the result“.
“I think we were in control of the match. But I think we were nervous, so it wasn’t easy to play. The team was really very applicated on the pitch. We could have done better in offensive phase, I think. But we were tense. At 1-0 you have to keep the result”.
The Italian coach also came back to speak about defeat against Tottenham.
“I think against Tottenham 11 players played very badly. It was natural to give them another chance”.
About Kante, about his today’ performance and about his tactic quality.
“I think he played very well, he defended very well. He needs to improve a little more from the tactical point of view, but that is natural. Last season he played with two or three midfielders but in central, so he needs to improve.
“Today was better, because when the ball was on the other side of the pitch it was better. He has to stay very close to Jorginho, otherwise it is a problem”.
Spoke also about Loftus-Cheek who did a perfect performance in UEL and about Morata and Giroud who came back in a good period.
About Loftus-Cheek: “In the last three weeks he has solved me problems. In the Europa League it was the best performance from the tactical point of view. I put him on the pitch without problems and sure about his performance”
About Morata and Giroud: “They need to only find continuity. Morata had a good period, Giroud is in a good period. Of course it is normal that sometimes it is Morata, sometimes play Giroud. That is normal”.