Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti advised his squad to enjoy the away match against Barcelona. Napoli was asked not to think about the greatness of the opponent.
Napoli visited Camp Nou in the first leg of the Europa League last 16, Friday (18/2/2022) early morning WIB. Barcelona had to compete in this competition because they failed to qualify for the knockout phase of the Champions League, after finishing third in the group phase.
Judging by the status of the club, Barcelona is clearly more classy. Blaugrana is a regular champion in Spanish football and has always been one of the great powers in Europe. Barca’s performance has decreased this season because it is undergoing a transition period.
Napoli were forced to admit Barcelona’s superiority with an aggregate of 2-4 so that they were eliminated in the round of 16 of the 2020 Champions League. Spalletti urged the Partenopei to focus on their own game.
“We must always try to be Napoli and give our best. We know our strengths and what we have to rely on, which means playing good football, carrying the expectations of the city and the club, which means trying to win,” Spalletti said. Football-Italy.
“You can be great only by chasing victory in every championship and facing every opponent. If our ambition is to advance to the end, we must be ready to face anyone,” continued the former AS Roma and Inter Milan coach.
“Games like these are dream games, you have to enjoy them and test yourself to see character and reach the top level of football. That’s what we are trying to do.”
“If we start thinking about the history of this club and stadium, there is a risk of being intimidated. So it’s better to focus on ourselves and the football we have shown,” Spalletti concluded ahead of the Barcelona vs Napoli match.