Chelsea forward, Eden Hazard, has urged the club to stick with Maurizio Sarri next season.
Hazard himself dropped the biggest hint yet that he is set to leave for Real Madrid this summer, following the Blues’ final Premier League games of the season at Leicester City on Sunday.
The Blues finished in third place in the league and with Champions League football secured for next season, Sarri can now concentrate on winning a first trophy when his side face Arsenal in the Europa League final in Baku on May 29.
Despite that success, Sarri has been dogged by criticism since arriving from Napoli in the summer of 2018, with some questioning whether his style was right to move the club forward.
But Hazard believes that the five-time Premier League champions are on the right path with ‘Sarriball’.
“I think if they can keep the same philosophy as this season, keep playing football like we tried to do it this season, but in a better way – that’s it.
“When you look at the season they are far better than us, Manchester City and Liverpool. If we want to compete with them next season, we need to do it better. It’s that simple. We need to win games in football. If you don’t, you’re in trouble.
“Yes, it is one of my best [seasons] in terms of goals contribution, of course. But at the end of the season, you want to win trophies, so we can go to Baku and win a trophy. If we do that and finish in the top four, it’s still a great season.
“Now it’s like six-and-a-half [out of 10]. If we win in Baku it is going to be maybe seven-and-a-half,” Hazard said according to Goal.