Sarri: ‘Maybe I am not able to motivate my players enough’

Maurizio Sarri has conceded that Chelsea’s 4-0 loss away to Bournemouth on Wednesday could be his fault. The Italian questioned his ability to motivate his players well enough to perform. Joshua King bagged a brace, with David Brooks and Charlie Daniels completing the score for the Cherries.

Last week Chelsea lost 2-0 away at Arsenal and after the game Sarri raged at his players, questioning their motivation. As Chelsea suffered their fifth loss of the season, the Italian questioned the desire of his players as they suffered a fifth league loss of the season again.

Talking at press conference Sarri said: “I am not able to explain because we played very well in the first half. We conceded the goal very early in the second half but we had 43 minutes so all we needed to do was to continue to play.”

“Maybe it’s my fault because maybe I’m not able to motivate this group and these players. I don’t know why. But I need to understand and we need to understand very soon because we have to play in three days.”

“We are doing something wrong with our mentality, of course. We need to understand why and we need to react to the difficulty. For me it’s really difficult to understand why. I’m trying to do it, and I will try to do it tomorrow but it’s not easy.”

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