Sarri on his future, snubbing Guardiola and why he refuses to change after Man City thrashing

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri spoke for less than four minutes at his press conference after the 6-0 mauling at Manchester City. Here’s what the Italian had to say.

On whether he might be sacked

“I don’t know. You have to ask the club. I don’t know.

“I am worried about my team and I am worried about the performance. My job is always at risk.”

On whether the result shows his style of football cannot work at Chelsea

“No, because today I didn’t see my football. So no, because at the beginning (of the season) it (his style of football) worked.

“So now we need only to understand the reason why at the moment it isn’t working.

“We need to understand. The reason is not easy. At the beginning we were playing better at home than away and now we are playing better away than at home.

“So something has changed. At the moment I am not able to see the reason.

“I have to work for this because my target is to play my football. It’s not to change (to another style of) football because at the moment we are playing another football.”

On whether he again struggled to motivate the players

“No I don’t think so. My feeling during the week was really very good. Yesterday (Saturday) in training during the meeting it was really very good and during the warm-up very good.

“So my feeling was that in this match the motivation was at the right level.

“I think we started well. Then we conceded a goal after four minutes in a stupid way.

“In that moment we had only to stay in the match and we were not able to do that.

“We made a lot of mistakes against the wrong opponents, because we have to say that they played really fantastic football today.”

On not shaking Pep Guardiola’s hand at the final whistle

“I didn’t see him at that moment. But of course as usual I will go to say hello to him later.

“It was by chance because I wanted to go to the dressing room and at that moment I didn’t see him. I have not a problem with Pep.”