Calzona: “If Barca are good enough to force us to play for a draw, then we take our hats off to them”


With a very difficult mission, he begins his term on its bench Naples The Francesco Calzonaas the “partenopei” face her Barcelona for his “16”. Champions League.

In view of this confrontation, Mr Italian technician he emphasized that his team is not going to play fearfully against the “Blaugrana”, while he stated that the goal is to qualify so that Napoli can make a restart.

In detail what he said:

“I am grateful for the opportunity to be Napoli’s coach, I thank the Slovakian players, the federation and the fans for showing so much respect and understanding.

We start from today, hit the reset button on everything and start a new journey. I found a group that was immediately available to me. We don’t need many words, we need action and work now. We don’t have much time at our disposal so I told the players that we have no more excuses, we have to improve our position.

Obviously, Barcelona are a very strong team, one of the best in Europe, although they have had some difficult times. We are Napoli, so we are not afraid of anyone, but no one can hide that Barcelona has great players and a top coach.

We will not play for a draw under any circumstances. If Barcelona are good enough to force us to play for the draw, then hats off to them, but we’re playing for the win.

If the players do what I ask them to do for the longest part of the match, I will be happy. If they show me that they believe in the ideas I have explained to them, that will be a great result. I asked them to be a team in both defense and attack, if they do that that will be enough to please me.”.

Source: Sport Fm

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