David Luiz backs Maurizio Sarri after derby loss
David Luiz confirmed that all the players still have full trust in Maurizio Sarri’s philosophy and reiterated that everyone is in support of the manager after the 2-0 defeat against Arsenal.
Sarri was reportedly very angry and disappointed with his players, choosing to do the post-match conference in Italian to communicate his displeasure regarding the team’s lacklustre display.
The Italian blasted the players for their lack of determination, claiming that the current bunch of players are very difficult to motivate.
Luiz said the manager “was not happy” after the match “but nobody was happy, so it was normal.”
And regarding the way Chelsea have been playing, he said: “It is our style, it is our philosophy. I think if you asked at the beginning of the season, ‘can Chelsea keep the ball?’ – you would have said no.
“And now we are able to do that, like the best teams in the world, but then we have (to) improve our last 25 metres.”
“It is part of the process, when you try to do something and this is inside your mind, if you believe in it you can arrive there.
“Because of the results, if you start to change and change, you don’t go anywhere. So this is our philosophy, I believe in it, I trust in it, so I just know we have to improve, like every team in the world.
Luiz, who has been a regular starter under Sarri after being frozen out of the first-team by Antonio Conte last season, feels that the Italian has done a fantastic job since taking charge this summer.
“What Sarri (who took charge last summer) has done until now is unbelievable, amazing, because normally (for) a team to understand this philosophy needs one or two years, like Manchester City and Liverpool, who are playing very well with the ball now.
“What he has done has been amazing, so we have to try to improve the details now. Everybody is trusting his job and everybody is with him.”