Sarri reacts to Chelsea missing their ‘big chance’ in draw at Man Utd

Date published: Sunday 28th April 2019 7:12

Maurizio Sarri Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri thinks Chelsea have had a “good season” after their 1-1 draw at Manchester United on Sunday.

United’s three-game run without a goal was ended 11 minutes into the clash with Chelsea at Old Trafford as Juan Mata scored on his 31st birthday but another goalkeeping error allowed Marcos Alonso to equalise two minutes before half-time and the game ended 1-1.

Antonio Rudiger’s speculative 35-yard shot was Chelsea’s first effort on target and it should have been comfortable for David de Gea but the Spaniard spilled the ball at Alonso’s feet and he guided it in off the far post.

“We had on the pitch a little problem with the distances,” Sarri told Sky Sports.

“There were too many metres from strikers to midfielders and we had trouble recovering the ball. In the last part of first half we were better and very well in second half. In the end we had a big chance but unfortunately missed it. It is not easy to play here against Manchester United.

On Rudiger’s injury: “The most serious problem is Rudiger for his knee. We have a problem with Willian for a knock. But the most serious is Antonio.”

On Chelsea’s season: “We need two wins. With this we are sure. Four points depends on goal difference. We played the final of the League Cup. We are fighting for the top four and in semi-final of the Europa league.

“We have done a good season. Now we need to take two very important targets.”


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