09 November 2022
STATE OF MIND
"After Inter we were very happy and celebrating a great win, but already the day after we closed that chapter. Tomorrow, we will play in Verona against a team that has beaten Juventus three times in the last five games, a team that has lost undeservedly in recent matches. They create a lot, especially at home and are a threat from set-pieces, it will not be an easy game. They're a side that doesn't deserve the position in the table that they currently have."
"Tomorrow, Mattia Perin will play in goal. Leandro Paredes and Moise Kean have both recently recovered and will be in the squad, but they won't necessarily play, whilst Angel Di Maria is likely to have half an hour in his legs. Today, Dušan Vlahović, Weston McKennie and Federico Chiesa are all to be evaluated. Dušan is currently suffering from a groin inflammation, however yesterday he ran and felt better. Chiesa came back and did well, but until he's properly feeling his knee it's normal for there to be moments in which he still has some discomfort. Nicolò Fagioli is doing well, but let's not overhype him right now. Arek Milik is giving his all to the team, he's in excellent condition, he is very reliable and I'm very happy with what he's doing."
ONE STEP AT A TIME
"Napoli are playing an extraordinary championship, we have to take it one step at a time: we have to think first about Verona and then Lazio. In the World Cup break we will work until the 18th November with the three remaining players and then we will stop until the 6th December, and then from there we will start preparation with friendlies until around 22/23 December. Finally, we will then resume after Christmas with the arrival of those who have played the most rounds at the World Cup."