Luiz Says Sarri First Season ‘Normal’
Chelsea defender David Luiz says that Maurizio Sarri’s first season in charge has been ‘normal’ despite the levels of criticism.
The Italian has come in for a lot of scrutiny during his first season in England, despite Chelsea finishing 3 rd and getting to the Carabao and Europa League finals.
“I think during the season we have had different periods. I remember in the first three months, people were so excited with us,” Luiz pointed out.
“They were saying ‘everyone has understood it so quickly, oh Sarri-ball, everyone is playing well, now we can see Chelsea with the possession blah, blah, blah’.
“After that, it changed to ‘nobody knows anything, Chelsea are not good enough’. I think this is normal in the first season of a coach.
“We have done our best throughout the season. Nobody bet that we would go to the last game of the Premier League having already qualified for the Champions League.
“Remember, we were at one stage 11 or 12 points behind Tottenham and now we are there. It is not about how you start. It’s not about the beginning, it’s how you end.
“The end can be great for all of the top four now or for just some teams. Football is about this. I think the fans already have a good connection with him (Sarri).
“Of course, the fans want to go to Baku to celebrate. It’s a final and we will try our best to win.”