NAPOLI IS IN LOW HOURS
Barça will play against an irregular but dangerous Napoli
Published:16/12/2019 - 14:41h
Updated:16/12/2019 - 14:41h
Barça will face Naples in the round of 16 of the Champions League. The Neapolitans are in crisis and have even recently changed coaches. Despite their irregularity, Italians are dangerous above and the Catalans must be careful
The FC Barcelona has had relative luck in the draw of the eighth of final of Champions League celebrated this Monday in Nyon. The barcelonistas avoided to Chelsea and to the Tottenham, that were the most complicated rivals, and will play against some dangerous Naples, but come toless . The napolitanos would not have to suppose a big problem for the culés if they are to his best level, but neither are any 'Cenicienta'.
The Italians are doing an abysmal season in all the senses that has ended in the dismissal of Carlo Ancelotti. The ex technician madridista was ceased does less than a week and in his place has arrived Gennaro Gatusso, ex of the Milan. 'Carletto', as they know him his more gathered, did not give with the key this course and the alone Italians have given the size in the Champions. In the Series To, are eighth to 18 points of Inter of Milan and Juventus of Turín.
I gave Laurentiis, president of the Naples, decided to give him a wash of face to his team and for this has arrived Gatusso. The ex player will try to do of the napolitanos a much more competitive team of what has been up to now. The Italians have a staff with players of quality and valid for Europe, but the fault of character and hunger is happening them bill in the Calcium, where are being shipwrecked week after week.
In attack, the Naples has footballers very dangerous like Milik, Fernando Llorente, Lorenzo Insigne, Dries Mertens or José Alley. The Pole is the 'killer' of the team, whereas Insigne or Mertens contribute the dose of necessary quality to triumph. Also it could be the moment of the Mexican Hirving Lozano, a bullet by band that could complicate him the things to the Barcelona to the against. Unfortunately for them, this campaign almost anybody is playing to his usual level. In the centre of the field is Fabián, pretended by the Barça, that is the lighthouse of the Italian group. Manolas And Koulibaly form a couple of head offices very solid to try brake to the 'MSG'.
The Naples, affordable and dangerous rival at the same time
If Gatusso achieves to give him character to this team, the Naples could put him the difficult things to the Barcelona. If, by the contrary, in eighth sees the version of the Series To of the napolitanos, the culés would have to have it relatively easy to happen to chambers. The Italians concede too backwards and leave a lot of spaces, something that Messi, Griezmann, Suárez or if it recovers , Dembélé, could take advantage of.
In definitva, the Naples is not the Olympique of Lyon of the past season, but neither much less is a rival to the that the Barça would have to fear. The ones of Ernesto Valverde have to face the eliminatory believing favourite, but having always in account that play in front of good players in front of which do not have to trust. The disaster of Rome can not repeat and the Barcelona fans look forward to to celebrate in March the pass to chambers.