Maurizio Sarri provided an update on the injury suffered by Ruben Loftus-Cheek before the shock of the Europa League final with Arsenal. The midfielder should be suspended for at least four months.
The Italian also admitted that he would "respect" Eden Hazard's decision if the Belgian decided to leave London to settle in Real Madrid, although he "hopes" that he will stay at Stamford Bridge.
Sarri says he's not sure, but he believes Loftus-Cheek could resume training in four to six months. #Uelfinal
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Chelsea will face Arsenal in the final of the competition in Baku on Wednesday, while Sarri will address the media before the European final 100% English. The 60-year-old Loftus-Cheek defeat was one of the main issues raised during his friendly charity match. MLS set of the New England Revolution.
"It is certain that he will become one of the best midfielders in the world," he said of Loftus-Cheek, relayed by Goal's reporter. Nizaar Kinsella.
"I do not know the time, maybe four or five months, coach after five months, then train to play to the best of his ability."
Sarri about the seriousness of Loftus-Cheek's injury: "It is certain that he will become one of the best midfielders in the world.I do not know the moment.Maybe four to five months. "coach after five months then train to play the best of his abilities." #CFC
– Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) May 22, 2019
Much of the discussion that took place prior to the event was devoted to the future of the Blues striker. The 28-year-old has been invited to confirm his departure from the club and to join Madrid, with an announcement scheduled for Wednesday's match.
Sarri quickly stated that he wanted the player to stay in West London, although he did not know what the Belgian was going to do. Nevertheless, the Italian said his team should be ready for any departure.
"I want to respect his decision, I hope he stays with us," he added. "We have to be ready if he decides something different, the danger is good for all teams [after being asked about Real Madrid], also for us. "