Maurizio Sarri has explained why he has never played Danny Drinkwater so far in his team and will never do so as long as he is in charge.
The English midfielder was charged with a drunk and driving case recently and many believe that the England midfielder cuts a frustrated figure under Sarri.
“He has never played because he is not suitable to my system and to my way of playing,” said Sarri. “I told him everything in August. He appreciated but he decided to remain and so he knew very well the situation.”
“No, I don’t think so,” he said. “It is my opinion. Maybe I am wrong but it is my opinion. My opinion for me is very important! I spoke with him (Drinkwater) in August, when the market was open. I said to him to look for something different, because in my opinion he doesn’t play.”
“I said to him the reasons, my reasons, but he decided to stay. I have a very good relationship with him because in my opinion he is a good boy, a good player, but he is not suitable for me.”