Maurizio Sarri Responds to Fans Calling for His Sacking Following Chelseas Win at Cardiff

​Maurizio Sarri addressed the Chelsea fans' calls for the Italian's departure after his side scraped to a last-gasp 2-1 victory over Cardiff in the Premier League on Sunday.

The Blues had appeared on course for a shock defeat as a lethargic performance saw them fall behind early in the second half, before late strikes from Cesar Azpilicueta and Ruben Loftus-Cheek turned the tables to hand the visitors a controversial win at the Cardiff City Stadium.

The referees' decision to allow Azpilicueta's goal to stand dominated much of the post-match talk, with the Spaniard having been pictured afterwards in a clear offside position as he scored, but the game was also overshadowed by questions over Sarri's future.

Fans in the away end were heard calling for the Italian's ​Chelsea exit during the game and, as quoted by the club's ​official website, Sarri said after the game: "I have been on the pitch for the last 45 years so I know very well the reaction of the fans.

"I understand very well because I was really disappointed for my players because they were fighting. Probably it was better [for the fans] to wait for the end of the game but for me it is not a big problem.

Neil Warnock,Maurizio Sarri

"In the last period I am getting used to this unfortunately and I have to work to change their opinion. The way to do it is to win matches. Of course we need to improve and play better but sometimes in a season you need to win matches like this."

Sarri also addressed the controversy which surrounded Azpilicueta's equaliser which turned the tide in the game against ​Cardiff and set Chelsea on course for a victory which had appeared most unlikely for large parts of the game on Sunday.

"Neil [Warnock] told me he was sure it was offside by two yards," Sarri added. 

"He told me about the referee's decision but I can understand the situation, they [Cardiff] are fighting against relegation, today was very important for them and they were winning 10 minutes from the end, so I understand."


Source : 90min

Source: 90min