Serie A

Napoli boss Francesco Calzona previews Roma showdown

Andy Mattioli

Napoli manager Francesco Calzona commented the upcoming Serie A matchday with Roma at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

In today’s pre-match presser, Calzona discussed Napoli’s need to bounce back following their latest defeat to Empoli.

“There’s a lot of challenges that await us in this game,” said the Italian technician. “With De Rossi, Roma have a tendency to score a lot of goals.”

“They have great physicality, they are strong on set pieces… But if we play like Napoli, like we know we can play, we also have our weapons. They verticalize very centrally, we must avoid letting them in at all costs because it can prove fatal.”

“They are healthy, they also won yesterday in a few minutes, they have important objectives, it is a difficult match but now, regardless of the opponent, we get back to our best form and get out of this situation.”

“Our future no longer depends on us, but also on our opponents and I asked the boys to think only about Roma and then we’ll see what comes of it.”

“I want to see the performance, both when in possession and when we are not, players who chase the opponents with anger, the thing that has been missing lately. I hope to see this, with the performance comes the results, I want to see character, desire to win the match.”

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