Watford’s manager Javi Garcia calls Sarri as one of the best managers around but says he does not understand the term ‘Sarri ball’.
Javi Garcia’s Watford faces Chelsea on Saturday at Stamford Bridge. Speaking ahead of the game Garcia showed his respect to his opponent manager.
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Watford will travel to Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The Hornets are tenth in the Premier League and don’t have any particular targets to play for. On the other hand, Chelsea is battling for a top-four finish in the Premier League.
Spurs defeat to Bournemouth means Chelsea can go past them to third in the Premier League.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri’s tactics are well known as ‘Sarri ball’. The name was given to his tactics in Italy. While managing Napoli, Sarri made a name for himself and his tactics. His Napoli team regularly challenged Juventus for the Seria A title and earned him a move to Chelsea.
“I don’t know what ‘Sarriball’ is. Don’t know why it’s this expression, I don’t understand,”
“I think Sarri is a great coach, he has done really well in different countries, different leagues.
“In my opinion he’s one of the best and he deserves all of my respect.”
“I prefer to speak more about the team because we play against Chelsea, not only against Hazard,” Javi Garcia added.
“We know Hazard is a special player. In the first game he played as a striker, but probably he’ll play as a left winger in this game.
“We know, we try to defend well when he has the ball because he always is able to do something different, but we always have a collective mentality to defend or attack.”
Chelsea will host Watford in a fixture that can help them move up to third place in the Premier League. A win over Watford will almost ensure the Champions League qualification for the next season for Chelsea.