Luciano Spalletticoach of the Napoli, made the following statements in view of the latest challenge of A league against it Spice. The coach of the blue club focused on the training choices as well as commenting on some market rumors that have emerged in recent days. Here is what emerged.
On the Naples of the future: “It is a question that becomes difficult to answer at this moment, if not almost impossible, the competitiveness of the team depends on many factors. For us we need the ability to renew ourselves in an end-of-cycle situation, there were several players at the end of the contract and then there are players who also have an age. We need to renew ourselves while remaining competitive knowing that in football for new players there are periods of adaptation. Then we must also consider the ability of our opponents to renew themselves, we there will be many teams that will want to enter the Champions League. Fiorentina will be one of the teams that will be in this fight, the company has invested a lot and the Italian has shown that he knows how to convey so much quality, the condominium is expanding, there will be an extra apartment. 8 teams fighting for the Champions League, but we cannot assume that we are already in. We do not restart from the previous championship standings, but there are so many variables “reports AreaNapoli.
Su Koulibaly: “Even last season there was talk of many sales, then it didn’t happen. Any coach who has Koulibaly would not want to do without him, for me he is not transferable, they are the kind of players who are always available to help everyone. He becomes strong and big according to the needs of the game, I repeat for me he is not transferable. You become a leader like him over the years so it’s not the same as replacing him with a young person. He has breathed the air of this city for many years “.
On the Scudetto goal: “This question is also difficult to answer, my discussion with scouting and managers is daily, I have faith in the club and in the people who are close to me. We will need quality additions in proportion to any departures. Juventus, Inter and Milan will want to win the championship, it takes a bit of quality to put on the plate to withstand these giants. You have to be good at finding players of the same level as those who will start. “
Always on Koulibaly: “I’m lucky because I’m lucky enough to be able to be in contact with these players. I am convinced that even the club knows the importance of Kalidou well, they play the game a bit, I hope there will be the possibility of find a meeting. Kalidou is not the same as the others, for some you have to use a different attention. These are all things that we will see in the next few days. The captain tomorrow will be Ghoulam, Insigne will not start from the first minute “.
On Mertens and Osimhen together: “It is an evaluation that needs to be broadened, if Anguissa is on the pitch it is a different evaluation than when she is not there”.
On the permanence of Ospina and Mertens: “When I talked about the team at the end of the cycle it is because there have been so many players to expire, for example Insigne announced his farewell in January and despite this he was very professional, I congratulate him. Losing all these players is not easy, because they lose the leaders they have built over the years. From a technical point of view, the story for Mertens, his contribution this season has been very important, the same goes for Ospina, they are players who have an experience to transfer within the dressing room even when they don’t speak. Ospina speaks very little, he is a very sweet boy, he never needs to raise his voice to win the attention of the team. “
On the certainties Di Lorenzo and Mario Rui: “These two here have never thought about the possibility of making us market. On some certainty we must start over. With the departure of Ghoulam, another left-back will certainly be needed, we cannot put Mario Rui in a position to play all the games alone, he was very good at managing himself off the pitch, something that only champions can do. “
On Insigne for Naples and Totti for Rome: “In my opinion they are equally two phenomenal players, children dream of becoming like them. They are those players who make the difference if they still manage to combine running, recoveries and tackles, but with their feet they make plays that make everything jump. has put in his thoughts that waking up in Toronto or in another part of the world is not the same as waking up in Naples. He has strayed too far from his roots, and he will feel it, he will understand it too. Naples is a city that is on the skin, the solution will be to put a beautiful picture of Vesuvius at the bottom of the bed to give him the feeling that for 20 seconds he is still in Naples “.
Su Fabian and Zielinski: “In my opinion, little will happen in terms of the market this summer. There are many assessments to be made on individual players. Giuntoli knows how to do his job very well, so these are talks that will come out day after day “.
On the hypothetical grafts in the staff: “Baldini decided to take some time to think about whether to follow up or not, he needed space to give to his family, he decided to stop for the moment. We will see how to replace it and then we will tell you as always “.
About Pjanic: “Phenomenal footballer, beats free-kicks in an exceptional way. But in that role we can sleep peacefully with Lobotka, he is exceptional against the ball, he has the solutions to get out of the aggression of every opponent. “
If he’s fighting to keep Mertens: “I confirm it, he is one of the leaders of the locker room. I told the president he can stay.”
On what he will do after the match against Spezia: “I will go to my house in the countryside in Tuscany. In the confusion of the city I don’t feel very comfortable, even if I like being there. I would also stop in La Spezia where my wife and two of my children were born, but I will go to Tuscany “.
On Osimhen’s Growth: “We have discovered this season that he is very strong in his head, he has a crazy elevation. I am sure he will score even more in the future.”
If you have given names to Giuntoli on the market: “We have touched more keys, then I have to think about training. Giuntoli and Pompilio then make summaries to be ready on all sides and to complete the squad. We have 3-4 names per position, but in general our team is fine, then it will depend a lot on who will leave “.
On training: “Ounas will not be there, as will Lozano. Congratulations to Zanoli for being called up for the national team, it is a great satisfaction, he has a teacher in that role, just see what Di Lorenzo does. Ghoulam, Zanoli, Petagna, Zielinski and Meret will be owners “.
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