Monday November 20 2017
Allan: ‘Don’t give Shakhtar space’

Napoli midfielder Allan believes the key to beating Shakhtar Donetsk is to “not give too much space to their trequartisti”.

The Partenopei must beat the Ukrainians tomorrow night to have any chance of reaching the Last 16 of the Champions League, and the Brazilian knows they face a tough task.

“We can’t give too much space to their trequartisti,” Allan said in the pre-match Press conference.

“We need to be tight and compact, play our game by moving the ball quickly, but also be excellent in the defensive phase.

“It’ll be difficult against Shakhtar, but qualification doesn’t only depend on us. We’ll do everything, we’ll try to win the next two, starting from tomorrow, and after that we’ll see.

“We want to go through as well as doing well in the league. We’ll do everything to go through.”