Chelsea coach, Maurizio Sarri was allegedly referred to as a “sh*t Italian” by some members of Burnley’s backroom team, as Gianfranco Zola recently said Chelsea is looking at reporting their Premier League rivals to the FA.
The match ended 2-2 as Chelsea could not seize the opportunity to go 3rd in the table.
Zola said, “The reason [for Sarri not showing up after the game] is he’s very frustrated, so he’d prefer not to come over here,”
“He’s been sent off. I think he’s been offended as well, so he didn’t feel it was the right thing to do, to speak to you [the media].
“I know you wanted him, so I’m sorry, but you can understand. He’s frustrated at the game, frustrated at being sent off, and the other thing. He’d prefer not to come in.
“I think he’s been told something from their bench, but don’t ask me exactly what. I don’t want to go down that line, but we’ll see what we can do about that.
“I think there will be a follow[-up] on that. Maurizio felt very unhappy. We understand it’s a football game.
“You say words because of the adrenalin, but he wasn’t particularly happy. If Maurizio said that, probably it’s something that could have been avoided.”
“It’s normal that there’s a lot of passion in it. We wanted to win, they didn’t want to lose.
“It’s normal to have tension. Maurizio has been sent off while trying to help. He went down there to help Kevin [Friend] and tell our players to get into position, but he was sent off.”
“Burnley played their own game and tried to get this point,” he added. “We didn’t play enough in the second half, because there was too much time wasting, but they did what they had to do.
“We were not very happy because we thought five minutes wasn’t enough to compensate, so we are very disappointed about that.”