Gattuso: ‘Napoli could’ve done better’

by | Nov 1, 2020 19:20

Gennaro Gattuso won’t look for alibis after Napoli lost 2-0 to Sassuolo. ‘We didn’t convert our chances, we could’ve done more, there’s no point talking about a penalty.’

The Partenopei suffered another home defeat, similar to the 1-0 against AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League, which was also against a team missing most of its top stars.

Gennaro Gattuso won’t look for alibis after Napoli lost 2-0 to Sassuolo. ‘We didn’t convert our chances, we could’ve done more, there’s no point talking about a penalty.’

The Partenopei suffered another home defeat, similar to the 1-0 against AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League, which was also against a team missing most of its top stars.

The tempo was slow and they struggled to really threaten Andrea Consigli, although there were protests at the second Sassuolo goal, as it came while Napoli were arguing Victor Osimhen’s shirt had been tugged in the penalty area by Marlon.

“We had many chances, we didn’t convert them, we could’ve done more and there’s no point standing here talking about whether it was a penalty or not. That’s the way they saw it, we have to focus on the game,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“These incidents can happen, it’s not my job to judge the referee. I judge the team and I say we could’ve done better. Sassuolo are a side that make you run hard and we were too frenetic. We were naïve on their penalty, we should focus first on being solid and getting the goal later.

“We had many chances, Sassuolo are a side that allow you those spaces, but we didn’t have enough quality in our passing. When it was still 0-0, the team gave off the sensation it could score a goal and I don’t recall us being particularly troubled before then.

“If you don’t press Sassuolo well, then Boga and Traore can cause real problems. Our tempo was too slow when Sassuolo had the ball. We have to keep working, keep improving, finding a way to give Osimhen better service.”

Gattuso was irritable when asked about their potential title challenge or balancing Serie A with the Europa League.

“We mustn’t listen to people talking about the Scudetto. We’ll try to get into the top four. It’s a very strong league this season, every team is smart, they change their shape, and it is really difficult to find a way through.

“I see my Napoli team. We’re not as sharp as we were before, but with a game every two-three days, that’s only to be expected.”

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