David Luiz looking dissapointed after the defeat
David Luiz says Maurizio Sarri has been angrier after wins than he was after Chelsea were beaten by Tottenham.
Spurs secured a convincing 3-1 victory on Saturday to inflict the first Premier League defeat of the season on Sarri’s Chelsea.
The result saw Tottenham leapfrog above Chelsea in the table, with Mauricio Pochettino’s side now third, five points adrift of leaders Manchester City.
Tottenham had raced into a two-goal lead at Wembley through Dele Alli and Harry Kane, while Son Heung-min put the home side further in front after half-time.
Brazilian defender, Luiz admitted Sarri was ‘not happy’ after the defeat but says the Italian coach has been angrier after victories.
He said: ‘[Sarri] has been, many times, angrier when we’ve won. It’s true. Nobody is happy. Of course the coach is not happy.
‘He always tries to do his best for us, and we try to do our best for him. Of course, he’s not happy like every single player is not happy.
‘But I think it’s good for us to understand, to remind us that the Premier League is never easy. It’s not easy to win any game.
‘Like I said, we didn’t play well. We played really badly, we didn’t have the same intensity as in the other games.
‘The good thing is that we have another game next week, so an opportunity to recover and gain some points.
‘Then, soon, we have City, a tough team, the top club in the table. So we can try and make the gap a bit smaller then.’
Luiz added: ‘It was our first loss, but even if you win you have to analyse and improve. That’s the only way to success.
‘We will analyse as soon as possible what we did badly, to improve it in the week, and to try to do better in the next game.’
Sarri, meanwhile, described his team’s performance in north London as a ‘disaster’ and said not one of his players deserved praise.
Asked whether he was happy with Ross Barkley’s cameo appearance, the Blues boss said: ‘No. Today I didn’t like anybody. The defensive phase today was a disaster. I am not talking about the defensive line but the [entire] defensive phase.’
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