Maurizio Sarri felt greater pressure from Napoli fans as compared to Chelsea
Under-fire Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says he is not fazed by the pressure at Stamford Bridge, and insisted that the stakes were higher at Napoli, where he previously worked.
The Blues suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat at the hands of Bournemouth in the midweek league fixture, that has enabled them to drop down from the Champions League places in the table on goal difference.
Sarri is not concerned by the history of Chelsea, which is not great when it comes to keeping patience and allowing time to managers.
Talking to the media, he said: “My job is always at risk, and I love my job for this. I thrive on pressure.
“I arrived from Napoli and they were in the Champions League for the third time in a row. The level here is very high, but the level there wasn’t so low.
“I think there was more pressure at Napoli. Naples is the only city in Italy with only one team, so the pressure from the fans is really big.
“It’s not my problem. I want to remain the same man. If I am a dreamer, I’m a dreamer. If I have fun with my football, I want to play my football. If I believe organisation of the team is everything, I cannot change my mind.”
Chelsea host Huddersfield Town in their next league game tomorrow afternoon, as they seek to return to some sort of form.