Archived the draw against Lecce in the last round, the coach presented the match against Lazio in the press room: “We have to be competitive, we can’t take too long”
In the series, prevention is better than cure, Luciano Spalletti tries to make it clear: “I am very happy to still be the Napoli manager, I have great ambitions but I cannot guarantee anything. I am satisfied with the market, but are you clear who left and who arrived? ”. He then adds with a pinch of controversy: “Win or fail, or die… I’m not there, I want to live. We need to be balanced and look at others as well ”.
Watch out for Lazio
The technician continues: “This new cycle needs time and evaluations. Lazio play excellent football. It has the same value as we did last year in my opinion. The quality of Sarri’s football is recognizable. His 4-3-3 is very stiff. Then the systems deform and you go to take the gaps that the opposing team leaves. But they do a continuous pressure kick and when they do it well they get on you. If we are good enough to find gaps and spaces and go and play quickly to go and try to score goals. We need more quality ”.
Defends the choices
Those on Wednesday, with six changes, did not convince, especially the exclusion of Lobotka. “For me Ndombele is a great player. He always has a well angled rearview mirror. He has a great shot, a good physical impact. And the new ones to insert them have to be played. We are at a good point: in training the ball is spinning fast. Because you have to go fast “.
Kvara and the others
Meanwhile, Kvaratskhelia was awarded best player of August. “Then it is also normal that a boy used to different things needs time to fit in and better understand the choices to be made on the pitch”. On the other new ones: “Raspadori is flexible, he knows how to recognize gaps and spaces to attack. In this liquidity of football he can also do the outside. Kim is already a certainty from the first moment his naturalness in being strong and level. Respect for the Commander but the Korean moves very well in our team ”..
Spalletti repeatedly stressed the lack of experience of this new team compared to that of a year ago: “That gap counts a little, but it will be filled quickly. We have to be competitive, it can’t take too long. We must be ferocious, we are Napoli. You have to stay in the high ranking group. Difficult championship but we must take responsibility to play for this city and for this team ”.
September 2, 2022 (change September 2, 2022 | 15:05)
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