It seems that Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea coach is still optimistic his team can finish in the top four of the Premier League this season.
As we know, now the competition for the top four in the Premier League is indeed very tight. Until now there are four teams that will fight for tickets to play in the Champions League next season, they are Tottenham, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea.
Chelsea currently sit in sixth place in the Premier League standings where they are 3 points behind Arsenal and 4 points behind Manchester United.
Despite being left behind, Sarri still hasn’t given up on the top four positions. He believes his team is able to cut the distance with its competitors.
“We all know, the most difficult period is the time like now, a difficult moment for all clubs,” Sarri said as quoted by Sportsmole.
“I’m sure Chelsea can still finish in the top four even if we fail to win consecutive wins for the rest of the matches,” Sarri continued.
“At the moment we cannot think of anything else, we must focus on what we have to face in the future. We have to focus on every game we play. This is the best way for us to be able to finish in the top four and win Champions League tickets next season, “closed Sarri.
Thibaut Courtois as Real Madrid goalkeeper claimed that his team lost control when dealing with Girona. Yesterday’s defeat of Girona was considered as a proper punishment for them for failing to control the rhythm of the game.
In that match Madrid had to bend their knees 1 – 2 over Girona. Though the match was held at the Santiago Bernabeu which incidentally is the headquarters of Madrid. The fans’ high expectations were destroyed instantly when they saw Madrid lose the match.
As a result of the defeat, Madrid must fall to third place in the La Liga standings, nine points adrift of the top, Barcelona.
In the first half Madrid actually played very well, even they managed to score first. But entering the second half, Madrid’s game began to loose, this is what makes Girona managed to turn things around.
“We played well in the first round. We managed to master the game. But we lowered the rhythm so that they could get a chance to retaliate, “Courtois told Four Four Two.
“In the second half they actually got the rhythm, the attacks they built were very dangerous. This is very embarrassing, they not only equalized, they even managed to score two goals. We don’t know how to control the situation. ”
“This defeat is very embarrassing for Madrid. It’s not about self-confidence, they are indeed a good team, Girona always manages to make opponents trouble. We will learn from this defeat and try to win the next match. “