Maurizio Sarri slams Champions League ahead of Burnley clash
Chelsea have been handed a major boost in their top four quest following defeats to Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, and Arsenal over the weekend. Last season, Antonio Conte could only guide the club to fifth as they fell back into the Europa League after a campaign that saw them face Barcelona in the round of 16. A win for Chelsea over Burnley could take them to third on the log.
Speaking in a press conference ahead of the Burnley clash, Sarri claimed that the Champions League is overemphasized, "I think many give to the Champions League too much importance. Of course, it is the most important competition for clubs, but it is a competition with straight elimination so sometimes you need a post in or a post out to qualify or to be eliminated.
"So we need to play very well but you need to be lucky in that competition. I can understand if you stay in Champions League is another world probably. I have played two times in Champions League and it’s clear it’s the most important competition for clubs in Europe and as a consequence in the world I think but it’s a competition in which you need to be lucky."