He seemed like a useless player, “to be thrown away”. Now for the Napoli coach, Luciano Spalletti, irreplaceable.
Football, too often, enjoys refuting the arguments of opinion leaders and fans. Think about what was said, a little over a year ago, about Stanislav Lobotka. He was considered a useless player, “to throw away”, inadequate for a competitive team like that of Napoli. The midfielder seemed overweight and took no risks on the pitch, he just did his homework. And many begged Giuntoli to find him a new team. Now everything has changed.
Midfielder Stanislav Lobotka has become irreplaceable for Luciano Spalletti. In the match against Lecce, the Tuscan kept the Slovak on the bench in the first part of the game. Result? Napoli had a hard time producing play, Ndombele and Anguissa seemed too slow and cumbersome, unable to give vivacity to the maneuver of the bells. Things improved when the former Celta took the field. Napoli cannot ignore a player like Lobotka, a (almost) champion.