|Org||Italy National Team|
|Club as Player||Chelsea FC|
2019 04 24 Retrieve
[Emerson Palmieri prefers Chelsea stay over Inter move] It is true that in these last few months I have played a lot more, but I already felt I am a player who is well adapted to English football. There is a lot more intensity to the game here, both going forward and certainly in the defensive phase so, without having learned to be more intense as a player, you could not play in my role here in England. I feel I’m well adapted to that. Here, at times, the tactics are left behind, and it becomes about intensity and strength so, if you are that kind of player, it’s easier to adapt yourself to the game here
2020 04 03 Retrieve
[Roberto Mancini on Emerson Palmieri] It would be nice if Emerson Palmieri, who hasn’t played much for Chelsea, could come and play in Italy
2020 05 21 Retrieve
[Emerson Palmieri said he could return to Serie A] I was very happy in Serie A, including with the culture, which is also why I chose to play for Italy. A return to Serie A could happen, but I have a contract with Chelsea and I’m in no rush to go anywhere. It has been a wonderful experience at Chelsea, as first there was [Antonio] Conte, so obviously it was easier to deal with an Italian coach. As for [Maurizio] Sarri, I’ve no words for what a marvellous year we had, as we finished third in the Premier League, reached the Carabao Cup final and won the Europa League. We can’t complain!
I learned a lot from Conte, he proved himself to be a fantastic coach, but I think for the time we worked together and the results we achieved, I got even more from Sarri. [Luciano] Spalletti at Roma is more of a friend or a father figure, he talks to you every day, asks about your family, makes sure you’re happy. Sarri is more focused on the pitch, but you can tell he’s got a gigantic heart, even if he doesn’t speak as much. They are quite similar, although Sarri is more tactical and focused, while Spalletti leaves a little more room for fun in his training sessions. Sarri definitely got angrier!
[Emerson has been impressed by Chelsea boss Frank Lampard] He is very intelligent, he is young and he knows how to communicate with the players. He was an idol here at Chelsea; he will grow a lot. All the fans are in love with him. Every day I try to listen to him, he was a fantastic player, I’ve never seen a midfielder capable of 400 goals. Before, I only saw him in video games, working with him gives you a wonderful feeling