Head down and pedal. The arrival in the retreat, the training, a few words, the desire to respond in the best way on the field by multiplying the commitment: this was set by the Azzurri in these difficult days of approaching the match with Genoa and in the retreat lived yesterday Castel Volturno. The results are the only way to try to recover against De Laurentiis and the fans. The Azzurri understood the mistake made on Tuesday evening, the decision not to return to retreat, the wall against the wall with the company. A choice that of Tuesday night in the dressing room of the San Paolo in the post game with the Salzburg taken by the big historians, from Allan to Insigne, from Callejon to Mertens, and from all the blues of the group. The team's position was strong and group responsibilities increased: now the answer goes to the field. The season is still long and the minimum goal is to enter the four of the Champions: a run-up that will have to start today and resume after the championship break. Thiago Motta's Genoa first obstacle.
Ancelotti finds himself managing a very delicate moment, he will try to act as a normalizer in an explosive situation in these days and with the blues more and more alone and who found themselves against the fans too. The group that is always very united in order to get out of the moment of crisis has become even more compact and this team spirit has been strengthened even more in the hours of retreat lived yesterday in Castel Volturno.READ ALSO Napoli-Genoa as if nothing had happened: the challenge to mend the break
Very high voltage days, like the one you breathe today at San Paolo: the concentration of players during yesterday's retreat was already very high, every moment in Castel Volturno was significant. The late afternoon technical meeting with Ancelotti and the technical staff after training on the field in the rain, then the dinner all together. The full unity of intent between technician and team to get out of the storm of the last few days. A cross of glances, mutual encouragement and the head already on the game: the attempt to isolate himself to convey all his energies on the match against Genoa. Very difficult match due to the situation that has arisen and against a dangerous team that plays openly with Thiago Motta.
De Laurentiis is infuriated from Tuesday evening for the attitude of the players and will trigger the fines: with the legal staff is exploring the way forward to apply the maximum penalties to be imposed on all men of the rose. The president will hardly be at the San Paolo stadium tonight, tomorrow, in fact, he is planning a departure from Rome for the United States and the game will probably follow it from the hotel Vesuvio. But the last decision in this regard will take it the same day.READ ALSO Napoli-Genoa, no purge: only Allan and Manolas are missing
Ancelotti cannot count on Manolas and Allan, unavailable, along with Ghoulam and Malcuit. Mario Rui instead has recovered but should go to the bench with Luperto confirmed to the left after the good second half disputed against the Salzburg. In the door it is probable a change between Ospina and Meret. In the four line Di Lorenzo right back and the central pair Koulibaly-Maksimovic: much awaited especially the Senegalese that against the Salzburg has committed a gross naivety on the penalty of penalty. In midfield we go towards the reconfirmation of Callejon, Zielinski, Fabian Ruiz and Insigne and in certain attack of a shirt Lozano with runoff between Milik and Mertens. The technician will dissolve the last doubts after the kick of this morning in Castel Volturno, also the approach to the match will be much more particular than usual. The team arrived yesterday at the sports center at around 2 pm for training in the early afternoon and then the hours spent together at the table and in the hall. The first indications on the type of game to be played tonight against Genoa and on all the situations to be applied in the best way to achieve success. The best way the Italians want to start again after these days of tension and poisons. © REPRODUCTION RESERVED