Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri frustrated that in the run-up to the Europa League final against Arsenal much about the problems that the location presents.
There is a lot of criticism in the UEFA because of the choice for a venue Baku in Azerbaijan. For many supporters, both financially and logistically a big problem to travel, making many of the finals are unable to attend.
In addition, both Chelsea as Arsenal only 6,000 tickets, while there are nearly 70,000 spectators in the stadium. The UEFA divided the rest of the tickets over the sponsors
“I don’t know what the problems have to say. Actually you should participate in the UEFA and the club,” said the old Sarri Tuesday at his press conference in the Olympic Stadium of Baku.
“Anyway, I’m very disappointed, because we all live for this kind of competitions. We hope to see our fans tomorrow at the stadium.”
Chelsea-coach Maurizio Sarri. (Photo: Pro Shots)
‘Not the race of my life’
According to the British press, is winning the Europa League for Sarri may be the only chance to to be sure to continue his job at Chelsea, but the Italian sees that is not so.
“According to the media, this is the most important race of my life, but I don’t think so. It is difficult to measure. I have been in the Italian Serie B and perhaps more important matches experienced,” he said.
“We have a great season. This season we were not in the Champions League, but next season (Chelsea finished third in the Premier League, ed.) however. I think the same as I last have already said. I only want about my players and the final talk, not about myself.”
The final between Chelsea and Arsenal begins Wednesday at 21.00 hours. When ‘The Blues’ is the join of N’Golo Kanté is still uncertain. For Arsenal, the match is the last chance for a Champions League ticket for next season.