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Sarri: I want to think only of the Final

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 09: Maurizio Sarri, Manager of Chelsea reacts during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final Second Leg match between Chelsea and Eintracht Frankfurt at Stamford Bridge on May 09, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
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Maurizio Sarri claims his sole focus is on winning the Europa League amid links to Juventus


Sarri held a press conference ahead of tomorrow’s Europa League Final against Arsenal in Baku and had to respond to questions about his future.

However, the former Napoli boss insisted he’s only focused on the final suggesting his contract with Chelsea is still valid.

“I want to think only of the Final. I have a contract with Chelsea for another two years. First of all, I will speak to Chelsea. This is not the moment. As you know very well, our feeling is that we want to win. We want to win.”

Sarri was asked specifically about the Juventus rumours and his role as the favourite to replace Max Allegri.

“You know very well my opinion. My opinion is the same as the last Press conference. I need to speak only about the Final and my players.

“We had a wonderful season. Last year Chelsea didn’t get into the Champions League and this time they did. We played in the Carabao Cup Final against Manchester City and only lost on penalties to probably the best team in Europe right now.

“Tomorrow we play the Europa League Final. If we win the Final, that’d make it an even more special season. At the beginning of the season, it was very difficult to understand my players and their mentality. After a difficult January, they started to change in February.

“At this moment, I love my players. I have 22-23 wonderful men and players.”