Chelsea head coach had admitted that it will be a ‘very difficult’ task to match the levels of Premier League leaders Manchester City and Liverpool.
Shedding further light on the subject, the Italian explained:
“It’s incredible because Manchester City, in the last season, gained 100 points,” said Sarri. “To gain 100 points in the Premier League is really incredible, really very difficult.
“In this season, two teams, I think they will finish with about 97, 96, 95 points. That’s incredible. It’s very difficult to cover the gap. Really very difficult. We need to work. We need to improve.
“Of course, this one is the third season of (Pep) Guardiola at City, and the fifth I think of (Jurgen) Klopp at Liverpool (Klopp is in his fourth season at Anfield). So it’s a long way (to go). But in one or two seasons, we have to recover the gap.”
Sarri said his team, currently in fourth spot in the Premier League, are improving despite taking just a single point from their past two matches.
“Tactically, we are improving,” he said. “Mentally, too. Because two or three months ago, at the first difficulty in a match, we were not able to fight or react.
“Now my feeling is different. Now we are able to fight and react. But of course to recover the gap will be really very difficult for us, but also the other teams.”
He said Chelsea had to improve their away form at their top-six rivals after league defeats at the hands of Arsenal, Tottenham, City and Liverpool this season.
“We need to face difficulties because for sure against these teams away you have to face difficulties,” he said.
“We need to be able to stay in the match in the 10 minutes of difficulty. Sometimes in the second part of the season we lost the match in 10 minutes.”