Spalletti: ‘Spartak Moscow not a serious club’

by | Nov 27, 2021 15:02

Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti continued the increasingly bitter row with Spartak Moscow. ‘There are some professional clubs in Russia, and then there’s them.’

There was already tension after the first leg Spartak victory in the Europa League group phase, but it spilled out in Moscow following a 2-1 result on Thursday.

Spalletti refused to shake hands with opposition coach Rui Vitoria, then the Spartak social media team repeatedly insulted both club and tactician.

Seeing as Spalletti won silverware in Russia for Zenit St Petersburg, he seemed unsurprised by the course of events.

“I spent time in Russia, there are people there who are really professional and behave well,” said Spalletti during his press conference.

“There are some professional clubs who know how to be in European football, then there’s Spartak who feel they can do anything they want. They are different to the others.

“If a coach doesn’t shake my hand and welcome me to his stadium before the game, that is insulting. Yet everyone is blaming me.”


  1. Sempre italia

    For goodness sake Spalletti u showed yourself up
    should’ve just shaked his hand and made them look stupid by doing the right thing

    your now making mounting out of a
    mole hill

  2. rosario

    You go to Napoli, you become like their fans, city, stadium, and their owner. Scraping the bottom of the barrel as per usual.

  3. Milan Fan

    He’s continuing to make a fool of himself. Stop.

  4. M

    Rosiaro, you would know the bottom; tour guide, right?

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