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Newcastle vs Chelsea- Sarri’s press conference

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Sarri: “We knew that here is a difficult game for us, especially for us, but for every team. In the last season Chelsea lost here, Arsenal lost here, Manchester United lost here.”

It is not so easy and maybe the match is more difficult. In Italy I have never seen Rafa play with five defenders and so compact, so it was very difficult. We needed to move fast and be patient. “

Sarri on elbow on Giroud:”I thought it was the first time of the opponent of our box, it was a bit unlucky, but I don’t know about the elbow. I was far. “

Sarri on Penalty: “It is the same, it was very far. I was about 50 or 60 metres, I am not a referee and I don’t want to be a referee ever “

Sarri : “To win here is difficult, it is very difficult for every team. To draw with five minutes to the end it would have been more difficult. “

Sarri on Hazard: “He played very well, it might have been better for him to play 75 minutes but Kovacic wanted to come off.”

Sarri on other teams to be defensive?: “I don’t know. In Italy it was usual, of course not against Juve or Inter but if we played against the last ten in the table. “

Sarri : “The league is 38 matches, now the table is not important. I think “

Sarri on Hazard being fouled: “Like usual, he is used to it. He has the right attitude. “

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