Sarri takes a swipe at Hazard after Chelsea exit

Serie A By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 21/06/2019

Former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has taken a swipe at Eden Hazard and praised former Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo after his move to Juventus.

Sarri addressed the media during his press conference for the first time on Thursday and during the talk, he made a sly dig at former Chelsea winger Eden Hazard, who has since joined Real Madrid.

‘In recent years, I’ve had 4-3-3, but the 4-3-3 at Chelsea was very different from the one at Napoli. We had to accompany Eden Hazard’s characteristics, as he could change the game, but also his presence caused issues in defending that we had to work on,’ he admitted.

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And he went on to add that none of the Chelsea players is of the quality of the Portuguese forward, who will represent a step up in class.

 “At Chelsea, I coached some very strong players, but training Cristiano will be yet another step forward,” he added.

“He had made many records. I’d like to help him break some new records.”

Sarri is keen to add three Chelsea players to Juventus, he wants the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Emerson Palmieri and his much-loved player Jorginho.