Maurizio Sarri apologised for Chelsea’s record Premier League defeat and insisted he would be happy to receive a call from club owner Roman Abramovich after a 6-0 thrashing at Manchester City.
Sergio Aguero scored his 11th Premier League hat-trick to equal Alan Shearer’s record, with Raheem Sterling adding a double and Ilkay Gundogan also on target in Sunday’s rout at the Etihad Stadium.
Chelsea have conceded 12 goals in their last three Premier League away games, their battering at new league leaders City coming on the heels of a 4-0 thumping at mid-table Bournemouth.
“I am doing my best and I’m trying to get the players to do their best but at the moment I can only say sorry because in the last three away matches we played very badly,” he said.
Sarri told Sky Sports he expects to hold talks with the club’s board after their historic loss and in another post-match interview, he gave an insight into his relationship with Abramovich.
“If the president calls, I’ll be happy, seeing as I never hear from him,” Sarri said to Sky Sport Italia. “To be honest, I don’t know what to expect.