Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri has been sporting a new look thanks to a new haircut, which according to him, is something he does every time his team loses.
The manager was speaking in the wake of the team’s loss to Tottenham in the Carabao cup which gives the North London club the advantage.
“When I lose a match I cut my hair usually,” Sarri said. “That is my tradition. Five years I have been doing that. In the last three years in Naples we lost 12 matches in three years. I lost three days ago [against Spurs].”
The loss to Tottenham came under controversial circumstances after Harry Kane was said to have dived for the penalty which put Spurs ahead.
He believes it was a mistake but he holds no blame for referee Michael Oliver
“It was a mistake but it wasn’t really very important,” He continued. “We are talking about 10 seconds of the match we have to think to the other 89 minutes. It is not important. It is only a referee decision but I have to analyse the full match and we need to think how to solve our problems.
“We don’t need to think about the referee. It is not important for us. The problem is not the referee or one or the other. The problem is they are not ready to use the VAR. It is not easy because if you look at the linesman he stopped his run and for the player this is a signal of offside.
“But it is normal. They use the system for the first time in the League Cup and so they need only to get used to using the system. I don’t like the VAR but it is only my opinion because we risk to change the atmosphere in the stadium.
“You score but have to wait for 30 seconds to celebrate. It is negative for the atmosphere in the stadium. I am used to playing with the system because in Italy we used it starting 3 years ago. I don’t like but it is only my opinion. I prefer like now in England.”