Chelsea centre half David Luiz has said that he loves Maurizio Sarri’s vertical tiki-taka style of play A.K.A Sarrismo or the Sarri-ball.
The Brazilian believes that ‘Sarri-Ball’ is the way football is meant to be played and Sarri has finally given the players which a few previous managers did not provide.
The creator-in-chief of Sarrismo, Maurizio Sarri enjoyed some success with his tactics in earlier parts of the campaign where his side managed to go on an 18 match unbeaten streak.
The tides sadly have turned since December and as a result of some poor outings by the Blues, the chants of “F**K Sarriball” were heard in Chelsea’s FA Cup home defeat at the hands of Manchester United.
However, David Luiz who was brought back from the cold by Sarri has launched a staunch defence of the Italian and has stated that players need time to completely adapt to SarriBall.
‘It’s a philosophy to have a lot of possession, create a lot of opportunities and he has tried to introduce that to us,’ the 32-year-old said in an interview with Sky Sports.
‘I think he has already done amazing as in the past people were saying ‘Chelsea don’t control the game, Chelsea don’t play with a lot of the ball, Chelsea just plays counter-attacks’ everyone was criticising Chelsea.
‘Now we control the games and sometimes they criticise us because we don’t win the game with a lot of possession. I think his philosophy is amazing, it’s trying to play football.
‘This takes time and we are trying to improve as soon as possible. It’s the way I love football, the way I enjoy football not just playing but watching and I think I love his philosophy.’