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Maurizio Sarri shuts down Ross Barkley praise after Chelsea get beaten by Spurs

Ross Barkley was praised after Chelseas defeat to Spurs (Getty Images)
Maurizio Sarri refused to pra..

By admin , in Sprots , at November 25, 2018

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24th November 2018, Wembley Stadium, London England; EPL Premier League football, Tottenham Hotspur versus Chelsea; Ross Barkley of Chelsea comes on as a substitute (photo by Shaun Brooks/Action Plus via Getty Images)
Ross Barkley was praised after Chelseas defeat to Spurs (Getty Images)

Maurizio Sarri refused to praise Ross Barkley after Chelseas defeat to Tottenham and claimed he didnt like anybody from his team at Wembley.

Sarri suffered his first loss since taking charge at Chelsea as Spurs were good value for their 3-1 victory on Saturday.

Dele Alli and Harry Kane put Spurs in front after 18 minutes while the hosts lead was extended in the second half through Son Heung-Mins brilliant solo effort.

Olivier Giroud pulled a late goal back for Chelsea but it was a small consolation for a poor performance from Chelsea.

Barkley, meanwhile, came on as a second-half substitute and showed flashes of good play in his limited time on the pitch.

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Maurizio Sarri admits Chelsea were a disaster against Tottenham (AFP/Getty Images)

But when asked by the BBC if he was pleased with Barkleys display, Sarri replied: No.

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Today I didnt like anybody.

Sarri also described Chelseas performance as a disaster but refused to solely blame his defenders.

The defensive phase today was a disaster. I am not talking about the defensive line but the [entire] defensive phase, said the Italian.

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The offensive players pressed very badly, the midfielders defended not very well and the defensive line, as a consequence, was a disaster.

The defensive phase of the team was a disaster.

In the first 25 or 30 minutes, we had big problems to exit from our half.

We lost a lot of balls and, against Tottenham, it is very dangerous to lose a lot of balls in your half. In the short counter-attack, they are probably the best in Europe.

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