The Germany defender explained how the former Napoli manager’s reaction to their loss against Wolves contributed to their victory over the champions. Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger has revealed how ‘terrifying’ boss Maurizio Sarri inspired their victory over defending champions Manchester City.
After a shock 2-1 loss against Wolves in their previous game, Chelsea ended City’s unbeaten league status with a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge. And Rudiger credits Sarri with addressing the squad’s mentality issues after his furious reaction to their loss at Molineux.
“After the Wolves game, he [Sarri] was terrifying,” Rudiger told reporters.
“He was going crazy. But that was okay because we shouldn’t have lost this match.
“The day after, [Sarri] was very calm and clear-minded. He spoke with us and made it clear that we have to believe in ourselves. He wanted us to go into the City game looking for the win.