& # 39; The manager asked me for something else & # 39 ;: Marcos Alonso admits that he has difficulty adapting to the requirements of Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri
- Marcos Alonso admits that he struggled to adapt to the requirements of Maurizio Sarri
- Sarri & # 39; s tactics have proved difficult for the Chelsea defender to get used to
- Chelsea boss Sarri seemed close to the bag before the results improved
Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has admitted that he has struggled to adapt to manager Mauricio Sarri's unique requirements and says the Italian coach is still learning & # 39; is about English football.
Alonso enjoyed two excellent seasons under Antonio Conte as part of a five-man defense, but seems less comfortable in the four-man system that is favorite with Sarri.
After having earned a place in the PFA team of the year last year and breaking into the Spanish team, Alonso has endured a fall of grace this season.
Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso admitted that he has difficulty adapting to the requirements of Maurizio Sarri
Sarri replaced Alonso in the 6-0 loss in Manchester City in February and also left him in a trip to Malmö in the Europa League in the days that followed.
The Brazilian full-back Emerson Palmieri preferred Alonso, but the Spaniard has since earned his place before Wednesday's final against Arsenal in Baku.
Alonso said: & # 39; I started very well. Then the manager asked me for something else. I tried to do what he asked of me and maybe when the team started winning games again, I had a slight injury in my back.
& # 39; Managers are different, they have different aspects of tactics. He wanted to change the way we play. & # 39;
Sarri seemed close to the bag earlier in the campaign before the shape of Chelsea improved
Sarri appeared close to the pocket after a terrible form of execution earlier in 2019 and dismal defeats against City, Arsenal, Bournemouth, Everton and Liverpool, as well as a FA Cup-off against Manchester United.
The shape of Chelsea, however, stabilized to earn a top four and a place in the Europa League final.
Alonso said: & # 39; It is never easy in the first year to come to a new country and new league, new football, new culture. The gaffer is still learning, he was also not a footballer so he is learning a lot this year.
Alonso admitted that Sarri & # 39; otherwise & # 39; but wants to secure glory in the Europa League
& # 39; It can change very quickly. For a week in football you are the best in the world and the week after you are the worst, at the end we qualified for the Champions League. & # 39;
Asked about what it is like to get instructions from a banker-become football manager in Sarri, Alonso said: “It may be different, but we must be professional and accept what he asks us to do. He's different. & # 39;
& # 39; It was a difficult but good year at the end and now we have a huge chance of winning a trophy. & # 39;
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