Martin Keown insists that Chelsea boss intentionally made his criticism of his players openly so as to earn a solid response from the team.
After the loss to Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday, Maurizio Sarri requested for an interpreter to be available in his post-match briefing, with the goal that he could give his briefing in his native Italian.
The Chelsea manager did as such, by methods for making his disappointment over Chelsea’s thrashing perfectly clear. While this seemed unconventional to many; Former Arsenal player Martin Keown has claimed that Sarri took his outrage public deliberately, as to draw an increasingly unequivocal response from his players.
In his column for the ‘Daily Mail‘, Keown broke down the action of Maurizio Sarri and clarified what he believed were the reasons for such an angry open response from the Italian. Keown wrote:
‘Sarri has deliberately gone to war with his players. Former Arsenal boss George Graham was open in the dressing room – it would be a war zone if he wasn’t happy…Sarri seems to be thinking, ‘OK, they won’t listen to me in private, so I’ll dig them out publicly’. He’s gone for broke.
Keown proceeded with his analysis by proposing that the ever-present pressure put on managers at the club, has made the former Napoli boss be harsh extraordinary in his way to deal with redressing Chelsea’s poor ongoing form He clarified: ‘
‘Sarri knows he has no time to lose under owner Roman Abramovich, who is never afraid to sack a boss and start again. Chelsea has a very powerful dressing room and it seems that if they cannot be champions, they won’t go for second or third.’
Keown finished up by recommending that Sarri’s underachievement as far as silverware is concerned, could be behind an obvious hesitance from the players to pursue his lead. He included:
‘Part of the problem for Sarri is that he has never won a trophy and the players may disagree with the decisions he is making. N’Golo Kante is playing in an alien position, they are competing without a centre forward and Eden Hazard is being used up front rather than on the wing.’
It stays to be perceived how the Chelsea players will respond to this outrageous methodology from their manager. In spite of the fact that there isn’t much time to squander, as the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final with London rival Tottenham is seemingly within easy reach.