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Maurizio Sarri discusses his time in London and his relationship with Chelsea players

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Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri has discussed his relationship with Chelsea players during his one season in West London. 

Sarri has joined Chelsea from Napoli in 2018 after impressing Blues’ bosses with his attacking style in Serie A. 

The season in England, however, went full of controversial moments, including a Carabao Cup final row with Kepa Arizabalaga. The Spanish goalkeeper has refused to be substituted before the penalty shoot-out against Manchester City and questioned the authority of the Italian specialist. 

Maurizio Sarri (Photo – Getty Images)

Sarri admits that the first six months did not go well in terms of relationship with the players, but eventually everyone felt sad, when he left Chelsea after the Europa League win in Baku. 

“I remember when I left I cried, many players were sad, as in the last months we built a great relationship with everyone” Sarri told while being a guest at Casa Juventus. 

Sarri says he doesn’t miss England and can’t understand how Italian players move there, but admits Premier League experience has been fantastic for him. 

“But football is another matter. I miss the Premier League. It is fantastic.” 61-year-old coach added (cited by Mirror).

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