De Laurentiis insists Napoli gave Sarri everything he asked for before Chelsea lured him to the Premier League this summer. "It's usually three months, but my feeling is in [sic] this team there are a lot of intelligent players so I hope only two months".
N'Golo Kante has been one of the most influential players in English football's recent history, capturing back-to-back Premier League titles with Leicester (2016) and Chelsea (2017), and was the rock in the midfield of France's World Cup-winning team in Russian Federation.
"The players can then train in the way you want them to train and they learn the things that you want to teach them". Maybe at the moment, there are three teams that you could say that they are a little bit ahead of the others, for me - Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City - because of the level, the performances a year ago and the money they spent. I think Eden is ready for 50 or 60 minutes.
De Laurentiis is clearly still unhappy about Sarri's decision to leave for Chelsea.
'The majority of the people have been there for years and know their job, and Sarri is a quite a clever person, a good coach and he has a good team. "We can speak again about his situation, but I think only in December". "Maybe I have to do that [adapt my ideas], but I am better when I play my football, my way of football". If they still had Diego Costa waging a war on defenders and driving them to distraction, I could see Maurizio Sarri's side challenging Manchester City and Liverpool, but I'm not convinced that Alvaro Morata has the stomach for a title fight.
Maurizio Sarri expects further defensive problems to flare up at Chelsea as he retrains his players to "defend by looking at the ball, not the man" but is confident he has a squad capable of adopting his approach. It's up to him [whether or not he is happy to stay], I think.
"Loftus-Cheek will remain with us", Sarri said. "I am the coach of a very great club". I am not able to promise anything to anybody.
"It's easier for an offensive player, but for a defender it's more hard so at this moment he needs to have much more training with us".
"I think this lad has to go for his own sake and say "I need to go, I need to go and play".