The Tuscan coach between tactical confirmations and doubts for next season has the goal of his team in mind: to return to the Champions League
In this year’s bench waltz, Napoli was the first club not to confirm the coach of the season just ended. Shortly after the triple whistle of the match against Verona, in fact, the president De Laurentiis had announced the farewell of Gennaro Gattuso. A couple of weeks ago the announcement of the signing of Luciano Spalletti who, after two years without a bench, returns to the track with the aim of bringing Napoli back to the Champions League.
THE NAPLES OF SPALLETTI
The Tuscan technician chose the module. No revolution, it will again be 4-2-3-1 like the tactical suit of Gattuso’s predecessor. However, Spalletti will have to move between injuries and the transfer market. In goal Meret has the advantage over Ospina, the South American extreme defender could be sold while the Italian, freshly European champion with the national team, will be enhanced. In defense Di Lorenzo, whose contract has been extended until 2026, will be the column of the right wing, with Manolas, Koulibaly (watch out for the assaults of foreign clubs) and probably a new left-back to complete the rearguard.
With Hysaj, who moved on a free transfer to Lazio and Mario Rui on the starting foot, the main candidate seems to be Emerson Palmieri, another blue returning from the triumph at Wembley. In midfield at the moment there are Fabian Ruiz and Demme. However, with the recent injury of the German midfielder who will be out for at least two months, we need to intervene on the market. Alongside the Spanish are Lobotka and, with different characteristics, Elmas and Zielinski. Too little to face the start of the season.
ABUNDANCE IN ATTACK
The attack is the most abundant department in terms of number of choices, but also in this case Spalletti has to make a slalom between market rumors and injuries. On the trocar the confirmation of the highly titled visas with Gattuso is ready: Lozano, Zielinski, Insigne and Osimhen are the owners, with Politano in constant run-off with the Mexican on the right and Mertens ready to undermine both Zielinski and Osimhen. However, Mertens and Lozano are back from two injuries and will not be at full capacity for the start of the championship while the renewal of the contract holds the bench for Insigne.
Spalletti, looking at the field, can console himself with Zielinski and Osimhen who will be at the center of the blue project, perhaps the most ‘attractive’ players from a fantasy football perspective. The Pole wants to continue in the wake of the excellent results, on a personal level, of last season; the Nigerian forward, in a season in which he was held back by injuries, reached double figures showing a lot of potential. The Spalletti era in Naples has begun. The goal is to get back great right away. Setbacks of all kinds, permitting.
July 26 – 20:36
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