Pedro: “It’s difficult to play Sarriball.”

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Pedro admits that it’s very difficult to play Sarriball ahead of the match in Europa League.

Pedro is having problem with Sarriball as Chelsea looks to recover.

Chelsea got a historic loss against Manchester City when they went down with a 6-0 result.

It was an awful match from Chelsea’s players while City scored from every chance they’ve got. This acumulated to a one sided match which derailed Chelsea’s season.

It was horrible for everyone associated with the club as Sarri’s future at Chelsea got a big dent. Chelsea is currently fifth in the league while playing in Europa League and FA Cup.

Not all was lost with that defeat against City, but players are still in shock.

Sarri will now try to prepare his players to make a comeback in Europa League. They will face Malmo away which doesn’t seem a tough opposition for a club like Chelsea.

Despite the opposition, a win would still be welcome for a club that needs a ‘moral’ boost to continue their fight for a top four position in the Premier League.

As reported in Goal, Pedro has spoken about Chelsea’s tactics, ahead of the match against Malmo, and some of the problems revolving around them.

Sarriball is difficult to play.

“Sometimes it’s so difficult to play in this way [Sarriball]. It depends upon the opponents. City played very well, so it was so difficult to press, to create between the lines and to defend.

“But it’s Maurizio’s idea, and I prefer to press high when we recover the ball to create chances, not to wait for 90 minutes to recover the ball and run 60 meters to score the goal. In the last few games, it’s not been in very good condition for the results. Now is a good opportunity tomorrow to win and get our best confidence.”

Pedro is right, it’s not easy to play Sarriball and especially not in the first season.

Everyone can agree that Sarri will need more than just one season to implement his tactics onto this Chelsea’s team who was mostly counter attacking under the previous managers.

The question remains if Sarri will get the time he needs or is he going to get sacked in the summer? You can never tell with Abramovich, but if you look at the owner’s history at Chelsea than Sarri’s time at the club is going to be a short one.

Štefan Japelj

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