Barkley Happy With Sarri

Barkley Happy With Sarri

Ross Barkley attributes his improvement at Chelsea to Maurizio Sarri’s coaching at Stamford Bridge.

The 24-year-old joined Chelsea last January from Everton, where he broke through under Roberto Martinez and was a squad member under Ronald Koeman and Sam Allardyce.

Barkley says he is benefiting from Sarri’s attention to detail, with the 59-year-old former banker meticulous in his approach and preparation.

And the former Toffees midfielder suggested young players breaking into Premier League first teams are not coached as much as perhaps they should be.


“Over the years I haven’t really been coached much,” Barkley said.

“When you go through the youth system, you’re always going in to do analysis work, you’re looking at every way of improving and your coaches are always on top of you.

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“And once you go into the first team it can change, because game to game managers are focusing on weekly results, not player development.

“That’s just the way it can go. Some players are more fortunate than others to have coaches fully focused on improvement.

“I believe that if I did have that type of approach from a coach when I was younger then maybe I would have improved a lot more.

“Where I am right now is where I believe I should be.”

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