Chelsea defender Malang Sarr has admitted the ‘weird situation’ at the club has affected him and his teammates.
The Blues are currently third in the Premier League and can still win the FA Cup and Champions League, however, it’s been chaotic off the pitch at Stamford Bridge lately.
Roman Abramovich’s wish to sell the club was somewhat scuppered by sanctions imposed on him amid the UK government announcing they’d found proof of links between the Chelsea owner and Russian president Vladimir Putin.
The sale of Chelsea looks like it’s still going ahead, with four bidders understood to have made it onto the shortlist to succeed Abramovich.
But for now there’s still some uncertainty at the club and Sarr insists while he and his teammates are keeping a professional head on the pitch, it’s hard to ignore the noise outside.
“It affected us a little bit because it’s a weird situation,” Sarr told talkSPORT.
“We are professionals, we need to take care of our job and our job is on the pitch, it’s the only thing we can handle.
“With that being said we just need to work hard and try to get the result for the club no matter what.”
Thomas Tuchel’s side have largely performed well amid all the noise, winning four out of five matches since March 10, when the sanctions were imposed on Abramovich.
However, their last outing was very uncharacteristic of Chelsea as they collapsed to a 4-1 defeat at home to Brentford in the Premier League.
The Blues will be looking to bounce back when they take on Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash on Wednesday night.
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