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Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio to move for Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga

Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio to move for Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga

Transfer Info, Premier League, Seria A
Lazio have identified Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga as a possible transfer target as they prepare for the exit of veteran Pepe Reina. Former Liverpool goalie Reina enjoyed an impressive first campaign at Lazio and has started all seven of the club’s Serie A games so far this season. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); But, at the age of 39, Reina is certainly coming to the end of his outstanding career, with Lazio sporting director Igli Tare now preparing for life without the Spanish goalkeeper. According to Corriere dello Sport, Lazio are considering a move for Kepa as they look for a new long-term goalkeeper, with Maurizio Sarri working with him while he was in charge at Chelsea.      (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); K...
Kepa reveals the truth behind his infamous League Cup final clash with Maurizio Sarri

Kepa reveals the truth behind his infamous League Cup final clash with Maurizio Sarri

Premier League
Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has spoken about his infamous League Cup clash with Maurizio Sarri. Back in February 2019, the Blues took on Manchester City in the final at Wembley with the game moving into extra time after a goalless 90 minutes. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Towards the end of the extra 30 minutes, Kepa stayed down after making a save. Sarri responded by summoning Willy Caballero to warm-up and get ready to replace him. When Kepa’s number appeared on the board, he began shouting towards the bench saying he was fine to continue, refusing to leave the pitch despite being told to do so by teammate David Luiz. Kepa stood his ground, and a furious Sarri briefly stormed down the tunnel with the game still going. Chelsea went onto los...
Maurizio Sarri reveals he regrets leaving Chelsea for Juventus

Maurizio Sarri reveals he regrets leaving Chelsea for Juventus

Premier League
Maurizio Sarri has spoken about the regret he feels in pushing to leave Chelsea after only one campaign at Stamford Bridge, calling the decision 'a sensational mistake'. Sarri got his wish to leave the club and moved to Juventus in 2019 but looking back now, he feels he was wrong to push for a return to Italy and says that Marina Granovskaia, the Chelsea director, wanted him to stay. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Sarri, who is now the Lazio manager, believes that the team Chelsea have these days is better suited to his style of play. Speaking to AlfredoPedulla.com, Sarri said: 'At Chelsea I made a sensational mistake, that of wanting to return to Italy at all costs. 'Marina stonewalled me to leave Chelsea, I had this desire to return to Italy. C...
Maurizio Sarri tells Lazio to make Chelsea player his first signing

Maurizio Sarri tells Lazio to make Chelsea player his first signing

Transfer Info, Premier League
Former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has asked Lazio to make Ruben Loftus-Cheek his first signing, according to reports in Italy. The 25-year-old midfielder has just spent the campaign on loan at Fulham and played 32 matches for Scott Parker’s side in all competitions. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Loftus-Cheek was outstanding at Chelsea during Sarri’s single season at Stamford Bridge, and the Italian coach claimed in 2019 that the midfielder ‘can be one of Europe’s best players’. But an Achilles injury at the end of the 2018-19 season kept Loftus-Cheek on the sidelines for 13 months, and he is now working his way back towards securing a regular role in the team at Chelsea. However, Sky Sport Italia says that Sarri wants to bring Loftus-Cheek to Laz...
Sarri: Juventus are cursed in Champions League

Sarri: Juventus are cursed in Champions League

Seria A
Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri believes the Italian side are cursed in the Champions League after they were eliminated by Lyon on Friday. Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals to help Juventus to a 2-1 victory in Turin, but they fell in the last-16 tie on away goals after a 2-2 aggregate draw. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Maurizio Sarri, who is under pressure at the club, said the Serie A champions were cursed in the European competition. "We are out of a competition where we won six out of eight games we played, we drew one and lost one. That means that in eight matches we got 19 points," he told a news conference. "If there were a Champions League table we would be first or second. Instead, we are out. That's why I feel incredibly sad. It makes me...
Maurizio Sarri aims dig at Cristiano Ronaldo after Juventus lose final

Maurizio Sarri aims dig at Cristiano Ronaldo after Juventus lose final

Seria A
Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri claims Cristiano Ronaldo is ‘lacking sharpness’ after the club's defeat to Napoli in the Coppa Italia final on Wednesday. A penalty shootout was needed to conclude the game after it ended goalless in normal time and Napoli ran out 4-2 winners. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Paulo Dybala and Danilo missed their spot-kicks, which allowed Napoli head coach Gennaro Gattuso to secure his first major trophy ever as a manager. Meanwhile, the loss makes it the first time Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has suffered consecutive defeats in finals during his club career. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The former Real Madrid forward did not take any penalty in the shootout as he was being held back ...
Zola reveals two players that suffered under ‘boring’ Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea

Zola reveals two players that suffered under ‘boring’ Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea

Premier League
Gianfranco Zola has picked out Eden Hazard and Willian as players that suffered under the management of Maurizio Sarri, due to his training methods. Zola worked at Stamford Bridge as Sarri’s assistant for the one campaign that he was in charge of the Blues. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Thevseason ended with Europa League victory and a top four finish in the Premier League, but also saw Sarri leave the club for Juventus. It was an up-and-down season for the Italian duo, which saw plenty of criticism from fans but ultimately was unquestionably successful in terms of results. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); However, his repetitive and tedious training techniques did stop some creativity at Chelsea, with Zola himself concedin...
Sarri reveals conflicted relationship with Chelsea players during turbulent reign

Sarri reveals conflicted relationship with Chelsea players during turbulent reign

Premier League, Seria A
Former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has revealed how he shared a "conflicted relationship" with his Chelsea team but concedes he misses the Premier League, describing it as "extraordinary". The Italian left after just one campaign in charge of the blues, replacing Massimiliano Allegri as manager at Juventus in June 2019. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Sarri had guided Chelsea to their second Europa League trophy with a 4-1 victory over Arsenal in Baku and secured a third-place finish in the Premier League, helping the club qualifying for the Champions League. But it was not always smooth for the 61-year-old. He had a public spat with Kepa Arrizabalaga during the Carabao Cup Final and was left on the brink of the sack after Chelsea's worst-ever defeat in...
Gary Cahill blasts former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri

Gary Cahill blasts former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri

Trending, Premier League
Cahill admitted it’s hard to have respect for Maurizio Sarri’s actions during his time at Chelsea Gary Cahill conceded it’s ‘difficult to have respect’ for Maurizio Sarri’s actions during his time as Chelsea head coach and admitted their broken relationship was impossible to fix. The former Chelsea captain, who ended an eight-year spell at the Stamford Bridge to join Crystal Palace, felt he was never given an opportunity under the Italian. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Sarri only spent one campaign with Chelsea, delivering a top-four finish and winning the Europa League, but despite his success, he found himself heavily criticised by the club’s supporters. And Gary Cahill slammed the Italian, who now manages Serie A side Juventus, for his con...
Eden Hazard fires dig at Conte and Sarri’s time at Chelsea

Eden Hazard fires dig at Conte and Sarri’s time at Chelsea

La Liga, Premier League
Eden Hazard has criticised Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri by conceding that he had ‘less pleasure’ playing under the both at Chelsea. The Belgium international, who signed for Real Madrid in the summer window, won the Premier League title and the FA Cup under Conte. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Whilst during Sarri’s one season in charge at the club, Eden Hazard won the Europa League by beating Arsenal in the final. But after his move to Real Madrid, Hazard concedes that he is happier due to the training schedule that the coach Zinedine Zidane has put in place. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); ‘Our training [at Real Madrid] is always with the ball, working on movement and patterns,’ Hazard told Sport/Foot Magazi...
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