How beautiful this climate of failure. The times of Naldi and Corbelli are back, with disputes, whistles and offenses to the players and serenity now far away mirage.
An incredible stuff, thinking about it: it seems like a nightmare. All in all, for years we had remained immune to situations of crisis, such a disruptive rift. Perhaps, the grueling run-up of these years has exacerbated the minds to such an extent that a break so broken up, blatant, sensational seems almost to slip over us, as inevitable.
The unbelievable happened, we must admit it: because perhaps few would have bet on the group's bad moods, for years told by everyone (inside and outside) as a happy oasis, available and full of good guys attached to the blue colors (all, think to Pavoletti and Toni Doblas, to say, that still today tell of the few months in Naples as of special experiences).
Because it is even more incredible that the most thunderous of footballers' protests arrive when the technical guide is the most available to the players, not so much for the convenience of the moment, but for deep conviction: Ancelotti is first of all a former football player, who experienced the era of modern football's transaction, one in which the position of athletes has changed, becoming more and more protagonists and less prone to strict strict rules, also with reference to private life. He has always affirmed it, also in his book "The Calm Leader": his leadership was characterized precisely by being devoted to the maximum responsibility of the players. The choice of wanting to point out the non-sharing of the retreat answers to the coherence of the character, not so much to logics of the moment. Indeed, facing the potential moment of rupture, at the press conference, the technician reiterated the need to respect property choices. Aziendalismo? I would say respect, first of all.
And then, the San Paolo scene is even more grotesque. Syndrome, perhaps, of an illness much more rooted in the members of a group, first of all, tired. Because it is in the nature of man to look for new stimuli, to try new sensations, to become intolerant towards a golden cage where one feels tight. And then, the missed replies to the renewal proposals of Mertens and Callejon, Allan's intolerance that he wanted to leave in January, Insigne's stomach ache captained with the small c, the follies of Koulibaly, Ghoulam's holidays, added up too at the farewells (in current season) of Marek and Albiol (he had himself operated) can tell us about a dressing room where the gunpowder ready to explode was hidden under the carpet of hypocrisy.
But, while wanting to connote what happened during these hours of political significance, one cannot justify an attack against the "established order" without the slightest excerpt of a claim: the balls, if you prefer, to say "Yes, we did so because there is no good x "or" because y cannot do this ".
Anything. Silence, even on the part of social media users and their families, once in charge of writing half-jokes and today silent, full of silence that clashes with the supposed courage they would like to have. Indeed, an attempt to overturn reality, some suggestor gave it: "we didn't know about the withdrawal", "the team can't stand the son of De Laurentiis", "the nepotism of Ancelotti is badly seen by the senators".
All badly built bales, and in fact no one believes in it, not even the Company's protesting historians, who have chosen against those who stand up this afternoon, bringing back to the San Paolo a vocabulary that, for years, was missing in appealing to their team.
The society. Difficult, in the moment of choices, do not take sides with those who, in the face of objectively between disappointing and poor results, tried to make a change in the season. The withdrawal, which Naples has rarely imposed, consisted of two more days, before breaking the lines due to the national teams. And it is more than a doubt, then, that the decision to desert was a pretext for the group to sanction the break with Aurelio De Laurentiis, if not with Ancelotti himself.
And so, it goes without saying that the Company is not immune to criticism. If first he worked because such a break could be avoided. Objectively, something had broken. The increasingly poisonous nature of ADL's jokes towards its members has undoubtedly led to a heightened sense of dissatisfaction, especially at the dawn of negotiations for complicated renewals.
Moreover, during the transfer market, Napoli seemed to return a little too often in its footsteps: in addition to the telenovela James, the left-back left Mario Rui, after Ancelotti had made it clear that he was no longer betting on him. And so, until August 29th, we lost time chasing an Icardi that would never have chosen us, contributing to Milik's crisis and only at the last one saving us with the purchase of Llorente.
What does this have to do with mutiny? Well, little, even if it allows us to arrive at what, according to the writer, is the original sin of the Society.
Not having had the courage to sell, to revolutionize the team with new lymph, young people of character ready to take up the baton of a group that had given so much but that had failed to crown dreams of victory.
De Laurentiis did not do De Laurentiis, and this hybrid turned against him. He chose a winning image trainer, but gave him a car to regenerate and not a brand new one. A team ready to follow him but up to a certain point, in fact over time more and more impatient (Insigne who wants to return to play top left is the most crystalline example). With the result that the principles of the game were watered down, also reflecting the individual performances of the rising stars of the team (Zielinski and Fabian, but also Lozano).
The Company has chosen continuity, unaware of the fact that the cycles are closing and from the ashes of what marked an epoch new stories often sprout, perhaps even more beautiful and more fortunate.
He did not give up Allan, he did not sell Koulibaly, he did not sell Callejon, Mertens and Insigne: and at the time I was happy. But today, according to the newspapers, they were the new Gavrilo Princip, in our very personal Sarajevo where different and disparate claims find their way in the murder of a Franz Ferdinand, casus belli of a war that would have broken out anyway.
Now, the trouble is done: at the moment, it is easier for me to imagine that the team (or what is left of it) sinks into the ravine, which is incredibly able to climb the adverse current. With the technical guidance of Ancelotti, perhaps delegitimized by both the Company and the team. And therefore destined to last a short time.