FOCUSED IN THE SERIE A
Gattuso prefers to get Napoli into the Europa League rather than eliminate Barça in Champions
Published:21/02/2020 - 09:16h
Updated:21/02/2020 - 09:16h
Barça and Napoli will see each other in just a few days, but Gennaro Gattuso wants his team focused on the Serie A. The coach warned that he prefers to get into the next edition of the Europa League rather than eliminate the catalans in Champions
FC Barcelona and Napoli will see the faces next Tuesday in the Champions League, but do not lose of sight his obligations ligueras. Before premièring in Saint Paolo his eliminatory of eighth of final, the Catalans will treat to keep in the battle by the title of LaLiga, whereas the Italians, practically without options in the Series To -although it still is not mathematical-, have marked his own aims.
In the previous press conference to the duel of the Friday against the Brescia, Gennaro Gattuso mosqueó by the insistence in the questions on the culés. The ex player, that has not achieved to move away the irregularity and the doubts that have lastrado to the 'azzurri' along the campaign, was rotundo in his answers: "Still we have not arrived to Barcelona, have prepared the duel in front of the Brescia. We think in Balotelli, no in Messi".
"Now we can not think in the League of Champions, because in the championship have lost points with which call small teams and this is not good. Against the Brescia will be a difficult party, can not allow me do calculations", warned, few weeks after a painful 'prick' against the Lecce (2-3 home) and in the day before of a meeting with the penultimate classified in the domestic competition.
The technician ensured that they do not convince him the analyses that affirm that the Barcelona are going through a bad patch, and threw of irony to answer to one of the journalists that listened him. "They write that the Barcelona is in problems, but if they are in difficulties, as we say in calabrés, we are 'muru muru cu' spitali'", commented, mentioning a said that literally it means 'wall to wall with the hospital', and that does reference to the fragility of his to indicate that if the square barcelonista is badly, they are a lot worse.
The one of Cosenza left another headline with regard to his international commitments, aiming to put them that has fixed for the season: "That what prefer between happening in Champions and classify me for the Europe League? The Europe League, definitely", sentenced on his situation in the league, and did not take too much in justifying . "It would suppose to win a lot of more parties", explained, recalcando that the priority is to put in Europe.
Messi warns to the Barça of face to the Champions
If Gattuso has given a touch of attention to the Napoli, Leo Messi also has done it with the Barça, to the that wants concentrated in Champions. The one of Rosario has conceded an extensive interview in which it has valued numerous subjects of actuality, and has recognised that in the current moment, is very little likely that his team raise the 'orejona'. Although this is a firm wish and does not pretend to surrender in his attempt, the captain barcelonista has signalled that will touch to improve a lot to be to the height and go surpassing rival.