Patric and Luis Alberto struck for the win.
Sarri said, “We played well and were pretty consistent throughout the match
“It is better now we have more of the squad available and don't have to play every three days, since the Europa League elimination we have averaged two points per game.
"We are going there seeking points to qualify for Europe. I personally want to get into Europe too, so that's all I am thinking about as well."
He added: “The time has come to stop thinking in such a provincial manner. This is a city that deserves two strong teams. Clearly, the derby will always be the match of the year, but we should all start to think about the big picture in a different way."
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