Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has reflected on the Blues’ 1-0 win over Greek side PAOK and he wasn’t happy with the side’s performance, despite having got off to a winning start in the Europa League.
A goal from Brazilian star Willian was enough to hand Chelsea all three points in their first game of the Europa League campaign, a competition that they are playing five years after having won it under the tutelage of Rafa Benitez.
Sarri admitted his players should have “killed the match”, after they made hard work of the match in Greece. Willian marked his first competitive game as skipper with the early winner in Chelsea’s Group L opener. The Blues then failed to add more goals and had to hold on for a narrow win.
“I am really very happy with the three points, very happy with the performance, but I am not very happy with the result. When it is time to kill the match we have to kill the match,” Sarri told reporters after the game”- he revealed.
Chelsea’s next Europa League game will be against Hungarian minnows Videoton and it will be followed by a trip to BATE Borisov in Russia.