- Maurizio Sarri is banking on Europa League success to make Chelsea fans happy again
- The Italian agreed the Blues are not playing well but stressed that recent success in years is also affecting the fans
- Sarri is confident Europa League silverware will reduce the pressure he is getting after a difficult league campaign
Maurizio Sarri believes Chelsea supporters will calm their nerves down if he guides the Blues to Europa League victory.
According to the Sun, the 60-year-old Italian tactician is aware Chelsea have been playing poorly, but noted that the club’s success story in recent time is beginning to have an effect on the fans.
The former Napoli manager is upbeat carting home the Europa League will reduce the pressure after a poor campaign in the English Premier League.
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He said: “I know only one way, we have to win matches. We have to try to win a trophy. I know only this way.
“I don't know [why fans aren't on my side]. Probably we did something wrong. I don't know what.
"Probably we have to win more matches. I don't know. But we have the chance to take our target. We can end the season in the top four.
"We can try to take the final in the Europa League. And so, in the end, our season can become a very good season."
According to Sarri, Chelsea fans were thinking the club will excel across all competitions this campaign.
He said: "Probably our fans thought that it would be an easy season for us. In the Premier League, I think that it's not easy.
"Every match is very difficult, every team is really very strong. It's really very difficult to be in the top four in this championship.
"We started very well, a bit lucky in some matches with a very great level of enthusiasm.
"But I knew very well that it wasn't easy and, sooner or later, we'd have to face big difficulties."
Speaking further, Sarri revealed that Chelsea success in recent years, is beginning to affect the fans somehow.
"Probably, in the last seasons, they were used to winning. So they thought that it was normal to continue to win. But it's not normal.
"I think that the other teams, in the last seasons, have improved a lot from all points of view.
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"So now, the Premier League is really, really very difficult, even for a big club like Chelsea.
"I think that, at the moment, we are not playing our football very well. We need to improve playing our way of football.
"So we are trying to do this, but it's not easy,” Sarri summed up.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Sarri has told the club's chiefs and fans that he will deliver title-challenging team if they give him one pre-season to sort his squad.
Sarri is currently under fire at Stamford Bridge due to unimpressive performance this season which has led to criticism from the Blues' supporters.
But the Italian football tactician has pleaded for the time to finally work with his players and the results will come.
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