Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola has urged patience before Maurizio Sarri's philosophy succeeds at the Stamford Bridge.
The Blues have seen their results fluctuate between a heavy win and heavy losses leading to critics pointing fingers at head coach Maurizio Sarri. Sarri's famed 'Sarriball' technique is yet to sink into players' heads, and the former player and now assistant manager Zola urges patience as the Italian coach high-pressing and high-pace style is yet to bear fruits in his first season in the Premier League.
"Of course when you lose 6-0 you don't enjoy it, but we also won 5-0 and everyone enjoyed that. But again, there is a stage when you are working on something that, when it's still not in place, it can be hard, but there will be a moment when you are going to enjoy it a lot more than at the moment." Zola urged.
Chelsea have seen themselves go down to Bournemouth ( 4-0) and Manchester City ( 6-0) and a 5-0 win in between over Huddersfield Town and the tactician says there are moments that are not pleasant in a footballer's life and one of them is when they lose big to a fierce opponent.
"I always loved this game but there were moments when I was playing that it wasn't pleasant because I was working on it. I believe the players are enjoying what they're doing, and like what we're doing. But I also know that there are moments when we lose and things don't work it's painful. But we continue because we believe in what we're doing." Zola concluded.
Next is Manchester United for them at Stamford Bridge in the fifth round of the FA Cup action.