After the insubordination at the end of the race with Salzburg, the controversy, the harsh reply of the company and the banners on the poison, the Naples back on the field. And for the band of Ancelotti it won't be an easy restart. Especially since the Azzurri will have to deal not only with the Genoa chasing points, but also with the fans. There is an air of protest at the San Paolo and promises to be high voltage. Insigne & Co.'s decision not to retire as planned by the club has left its mark and a great test will be needed to wipe out shadows, long and critical faces.
All net even of some important absences. Against the Griffin, Ancelotti will not be able to count on Allan, Manolas and Ghoulam. But the technical question remains rather in the background at this complicated time in Naples. Now the environmental aspect is more important and the need to send a strong and clear signal to the fans and the president, decidedly annoyed by the attitude taken by the players after the draw in the Champions League. The impression is that the San Paolo has no intention of forgiving anything to the players, leaving the field the only possible replica.
And it is precisely from the field that Ancelotti wants to start again, trying to get the situation back to normal and to immediately put the issue behind him with a great victory. Goal within reach. Especially if Insigne & Co. will manage to banish tensions and beat not only Genoa, struggling with a complicated ranking and forced to give up the jewel Kouame engaged in the African Cup, but also the wrath of San Paolo. A game to be dealt with by the pincers for Napoli, called to give an immediate response and to dampen the probable dispute with the goals. Numbers in hand, for that matter, Ancelotti's team needs to win in order not to lose further ground in the standings and hold on to the "first class" train. After the mutiny, the air in Naples is tense. And the race with Genoa could already mark the future indelibly.