Chelsea’s left-back Emerson Palmieri is already a fan of new manager Maurizio Sarri, claiming that he has “learnt a lot” in a few short weeks of the Italian’s management.
Emerson Palmieri joined Chelsea from Roma in January but made just five Premier League appearances in the second half of last season under Antonio Conte, two of which were as a substitute.
The Brazilian is hopeful of getting more game under Sarri’s regime, having come up against the 59-year-old when both were plying their trade in Serie A.
“He is a very intelligent manager and I obviously played against him in Italy,” Emerson told chelseafc.com. “It’s been a really positive start under him and the team have learnt a lot in a short space of time.
“Now it’s our responsibility to keep working hard in training in order to understand his philosophy so that we can have a great season.”
“Last season I arrived in January, halfway through the season, and it takes a little bit longer to adapt when you come in at that point,” he said.
“But now I feel totally settled and I’m ready to give my all as quickly as possible ahead of the new season.”