‘I Can’t Explain’ – Sarri Baffled By Loss To Everton
“I don’t know [what happened],
“The players don’t know what happened and at the moment I can’t explain the change.” he admitted
“We played, in my opinion, the best first half of the season and we could have scored four or five times and then suddenly we stopped playing.
“It is very strange. We stopped to defend and to counter-attack, everything. [We became] another team, I don’t know.
“We only had to continue. We were in control of the match. We played very well, we defended very well.
“We needed to continue and by the end of the second half we didn’t play, without defending. It is strange. I cannot understand.”
The Italian changed the system, but it did little to change the outcome of the game.
“Tactically if you don’t play, you don’t play with every system. We changed the system but it was the same. It is very difficult.
“I think the problem was mental so if you have a mental problem suddenly on the pitch the system and the tactics are not enough.
“We started the match with a very strong intensity and a very strong mentality. I don’t know what happened.”