Maurizio Sarri Says Chelsea Need ‘one or two adjustments to play my football’

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Maurizio Sarri believes Chelsea only need “one or two adjustments” to bring his style of football to the field this upcoming season.

Sarri is particularly looking forward to competing against the best coaches in Europe in the Premier League.

Sarri’s appointment was officially confirmed over this past weekend after a month of tense negotiations with Napoli.

“I think Chelsea are a good team,” Sarri told Chelsea TV. “The problem is that in England, there are five or six very good teams.

“I think with one or two adjustments, we can try to play my football.”

“In the Premier League there are all the most important coaches in Europe, maybe in the world,” he added. “It will be very exciting to play against [Pep] Guardiola, [Mauricio] Pochettino, [Jose] Mourinho, [Jurgen] Klopp and all the others.”

Sarri built hype for the style of football he developed and employed at Napoli from Guardiola last season, saying “it would be a pleasure” if the Italian ended up coaching in the Premier League.

“Guardiola is principally a friend,” Sarri stated. “I think he has spoken well about me for this motive.”

Sarri is determined to bring championships to Stamford Bridge.

“First of all I want to play my football, I want to enjoy myself,” Sarri said (h/t ESPN FC). “And probably I want also to win something.

“It’s impossible in my job to promise something, but I surely would give all my possessions to win something with Chelsea.”