Kalidou Koulibaly has delivered a funny anecdote about his former coach in Naples, Maurizio Sarri. The technician played a very bad trick on the Senegalese defender the day his son was born.

Kalidou Koulibaly will never forget Maurizio Sarri’s time on the Napoli bench between 2015 and 2018. A key player for the Neapolitan club until his departure for Chelsea last summer, the Senegalese international had a funny experience. under the orders of the Italian coach during the birth of his son, which occurred on a match day against Sassuolo.

“My wife calls me and says ‘come quickly I’m going to give birth’. I go to see the coach and I tell him that my wife is giving birth and I absolutely have to go. He says to me ‘no , no, you’re not going. I say: ‘what’! He answers me ‘you’re going to kill my plans, you were supposed to play tonight, how am I doing now’ “,

He explains in an interview for Colinterview.

Finally, Maurizio Sarri accepts, on the condition of Kalidou Koulibaly returning to play the match in the evening. Back a few hours later after the birth of his son, the defender experiences a big surprise. « I come back very happy with photos of my son. We go to a pre-match meeting, he gives the team … and he puts me on the bench. I turn to (Faouzi) Ghoulam and I tell him : But is he serious?

The former Napoli coach finally brought Koulibaly in for the last quarter of an hour, which the principal concerned moderately liked.

“I sat in the locker room afterwards, I was laughing to myself. I really said to myself: I don’t know where I fell but he is crazy, to be crazy, he is really crazy. Fortunately, I have respect and that I’m nice because otherwise it could really explode.”

After eight seasons in Italy (317 games, 14 goals), the 31-year-old joined Chelsea during the last summer transfer window against a check for 35 million euros.

Source: AS

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