NAPLES – On the eve of the Coppa Italia final against Juventus, Rino Gattuso charge his boys to win the tricolor cockade: “Juventus has players with a great mentality and for many years has been giving continuity to the results. We will have to be good, respect them and use our weapons.” The Napoli coach thus presents the Italian Cup final scheduled for tomorrow in Rome. “I like everything about Sarri, I don’t deny it and I’ve already said it – he explained to Rai microphones talking about the Juventus coach – I have seen many videos of how he plays with the defense line, he was one of the first to choose the dribble in the Italian championship “. “We are very satisfied now we have a final to play against Juve who has always done well. I am proud of my guys who have done an excellent performance and have shown that they know how to suffer, it is something important“Added the Neapolitan technician. Then a joke about Lozano: “Who is tired, who does not feel like it, who is not lucid for me can stay in the locker room. He loses a day, nothing happens – remarked Gattuso – I do not allow anyone to ruin the training, when I whistle I have to give everything “.
Gattuso: “Football without fans is difficult”
The Neapolitan coach talks about football at the time of Coronavirus, without fans: “Covid-19 took many people away. The world has changed because we have touched something bad, difficult and it has changed our life. We are privileged, we are lucky, but it is difficult to have a football without fans, something is missing, because seeing full stadiums gives you adrenaline, strength, an incredible desire“. Then he taunts himself when asked about his gesture of donating part of the salary to the workers of Napoli in layoffs: “I don’t deny my origins. I do not forget where I come from, what my path has been, and it is true that I have sought my luck, but I have had more than what I have given to football. I think it is right to behave in a certain way. It’s easy for me because I know what football gave me and the luck I’ve had and when I can help someone, I will always help them“.