The coach champion of Italy on the eve of the match against Sampdoria. “I no longer have the energy to live up to all this”. The thought for Giulia: “she was one of our fans. She will be with us at the party … ”
June 3 – Castelvolturno (Ce)
The one at the last press conference in Castel Volturno is a very romantic Luciano Spalletti. “I thank everyone I have met in these two unforgettable years for me. I thank an extraordinary group of footballers, a city born for football, the fans around the world and the children who embraced me, filling me with their blue future. I thank the whole team, the various staff, the directors, the club employees, the president, the whole club.”
Act of love
A Luciano who in some ways surprises, speaking of his next sabbatical season: “I don’t want to play against Napoli, I have no desire to do so. Then at the end of the year the sums will be drawn. We’ll see what I’m going to do.” Friday the hug with the president in front of the television cameras: “because I think there’s ‘him or you’ in the air and I wouldn’t want someone to cancel the other. We all worked well together behind that embrace there is a triumph for a city. The president is someone who puts his stamp on it. For the work done, it is as if we had done four years in two. I learned to be a bit of an entrepreneur just as the president is a bit more of a coach”. Then again on the city: “A Naples that has been able to welcome anyone who wanted to experience this happiness. For months I told the boys that if we won the Scudetto we would see something exceptional. But I didn’t really know what happened either and it was all beautiful. You always play at home with the Azzurri. Because Naples shouldn’t be imagined, it should be lived. Three things to take away from here? A skate for the sea that I will keep in my pond. A horse because it reminds me of my thoroughbred footballers. A crucifix for the faith”.
Then he admits: “The players gave me a nice gift. The relationship with them is the hardest thing to overcome. Then comes the thought of whether you were right or wrong in making this decision. The heart tells you that you should stay, the love that envelops me in everything I’ve experienced is what supported me in this choice. Leaving now is a true act of love. I spent everything I had. I no longer have the energy to live up to what one loves”. The mayor announced that he will be given honorary citizenship: “It excites me a lot, I like being able to think that even in ten years I will be able to come back here and be friends with so many people. Instead of my hills, here I find the sea: a gaze of infinite depth. Thrilling”.
After so many reproaches to make him grow, Spalletti now praises him sublimely: “Kvara is someone who really gets close to Maradona in how he touches the ball. It’s right to play with two touches but if he touches the ball four times at the same time with incredible frequency it’s even better. He is a true champion.”
The first fact on his skin is the Napoli championship: “There are scars that do not bring pain. I got it on my arm so I can always see this tattoo. And this is a scar that brings no pain but only good memories.”
In the end Spalletti gets even more serious speaking of the murder of Giulia Tramontano: “We know that she was also a great Napoli fan. But above all the men who beat and kill a woman confess their cowardice. By killing a woman one kills life, he with his wickedness. Let’s choose this image. Mother and son together who come to the Maradona. They will be with us at the party, even if it will not be possible due to the wickedness of the cowards”.
June 3, 2023 (change June 3, 2023 | 18:41)
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