Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri didn’t speak to the press yesterday ahead of the Liverpool game as journalists were left baffled at his absence.
It was rather his assistant Gianfranco Zola who they found sitting in the conference room, and subsequently answering all their questions in Sarri’s absence.
Zola spoke to the media while Sarri was possibly preparing for his team’s game tonight against Liverpool at Anfield in the Carabao Cup.
However, it appears that Sarri’s absence from the press conference is not a surprise especially to Serie A fans who followed him with keen interest.
Sarri is not always eager to speak to the press. It was gathered that he rarely appeared at pre-match conferences in his record-breaking season at Napoli.
He only opted to speak to some news outlets after matches and this was due to TV rights. However, it was his obligation to do so in European competitions due to UEFA regulations.
It can be recalled that he stated that he didn’t care about the transfer market. It appears he is one who prefers action above words and also doesn’t want to be in the spotlight.
Sarri just wants to put his head down to work and prove himself alongside his qualities with work and determination.
His actions appear to be speaking louder than words thus far as Chelsea sit third on the log in the Premier League with 16 points from a possible 18.