"We lost the best goalkeeper in the world, but I think the team is better this year than last season".
A player who fits the mould for "Sarri-ball" which Chelsea have fizzled and wowed with so far in the new season to put them well amongst the frontrunners for the 2018/19 title, and one who Sarri is more than familiar with, comes from the Italian's old stomping ground.
Giovanni Simeone has been impressing nearly on a weekly basis, having scored 16 goals in 45 appearances since breaking into the first team after moving from Genoa a season ago.
"Sarri doesn't fancy him at the moment; he scored a goal but didn't play particularly well [against Videoton]".
Morata missed several other chances before scoring 20 minutes from time and Sarri is hopeful the striker will gain enough confidence from the goal to kickstart his season.
The 24-year-old has featured six times for the London club in the Premier League this season, having previously found game time hard to come by under Antonio Conte. Sometimes you can score, sometimes not, but the performance is important. It's very important for him to score. I think it's very important for him to play a very good match.
"I have seen him play on three occasions now and if he has done three things right in each game, I would be surprised". We didn't do it and so the second half has been very hard. "Both, Alvaro and Olivier". "I just need to keep winning games".
"Now he's recovering very well".
"I think he can have a very important future in this club and in the national team".