Maurizio Sarri
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 05: Manager of Chelsea, Maurizio Sarri reacts during the FA Cup Third Round match between Chelsea and Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge on January 5, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

The Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has reiterated his claim that it was the best decision to question the motivation of his players.

Sarri spoke through a translator during a press conference and admitted how difficult it is for him to motivate his players. Stamford Bridge will host Tottenham on Semifinal on Thursday and the Blues vows to use it and make a statement of their new motivation.

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“I didn’t attack my players. I only explained to the journalists my problem,” Sarri said, according to FourFourTwo.

“They are very good boys.

“With this little problem that I think I can help them [with]. But I didn’t want to attack them. But if we have a problem, I think we have to discuss the problem. We have to try and find the reason for the problem. We have to try and do something to improve.

“I cannot see a big problem with this. Why? Why would I keep it a secret? I said that, for me, it was very difficult to motivate them. Not impossible. It’s very difficult.

“I put in discussion my ability to motivate them. For me, it’s very difficult to motivate them. I don’t know why, otherwise it would have been easy for me.”