“Because of the players who went to the national team… ” Coach Spalletti blames FIFA virus for damage

Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti cited the A-match schedule as the cause of the crushing defeat.

Napoli, led by coach Spalletti, lost 0-4 in the 28th round of the 2022-2023 Italian Serie A against AC Milan held at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Naples, Italy on the 3rd (Korean time). With two goals conceded by Raphael Leão, the defense collapsed and the attack remained unresolved, resulting in a long-awaited big defeat at home.

Napoli has 71 points and is 16 points ahead of second place Lazio (55 points). There are 10 games left, but the gap is rather big to think of a reversal. It is still likely to win.

However, it is not easy for the manager to accept this level of defeat.

After the game, Spalletti said, “We didn’t play the way we always do. It was well below our average. I have nothing to say,” he expressed regret.

Then, manager Spalletti pointed out the A-match schedule as the biggest loss. He said, “Unfortunately, some players who have been to the national team are having a hard time. It obviously affected our performance. Players are always dedicated to the national team. However, it is undeniable that they return with accumulated fatigue due to this.” 스포츠토토

In Naples, key players such as Hvica Kvarachhelia (Georgia), Andre-Frank Jambo Angusha (Cameroon), Piotr Zilienski (Poland), and Amir Rahmani (Kosovo), including Kim Min-jae, are scheduled for an A match in March. I went to the national team to digest. The match against AC Milan was the first league match played right after the A-match schedule, so the players could not demonstrate their 100% skills with accumulated fatigue. In other words, the so-called FIFA virus has had an adverse effect on Napoli.

Napoli will also face AC Milan in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League. There will be two matches on the 13th and 19th right now. For Napoli, this defeat could act as a burden.

Spalletti predicted that it would not be an easy game, saying, “People who say we meet AC Milan in the Champions League and say they like it will now see it with different eyes.”

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