Tuesday August 22 2017
Sarri: Bring on Man Utd!

Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri confessed he’d love to “play Manchester United at Old Trafford” in the Champions League.

The Partenopei qualified for the tournament, beating Nice 4-0 on aggregate in the play-off, and will represent Italy along with Juventus and Roma.

“I’d love to play against Manchester United at Old Trafford,” replied Sarri in his Press conference when asked if there was an opponent he’d pick in the August 24 draw.

“I hope to do well both in Europe and in Italy. I complimented my players and then 30 seconds later told them they had to face Atalanta this weekend, who we dropped a lot of points against last season.

“It would’ve been really negative if we had missed out on the Champions League. Now we’ve got to keep the euphoria in check, because that can lead us down the wrong path. These lads deserved the Champions League, though.

“The draw for this preliminary round was not easy and I want to thank the players for showing how much they care about Napoli. Some could’ve been on vacation at the start of July, but they opted out of extra time off to train with the team.”

Jose Callejon and Lorenzo Insigne scored the goals at the Allianz Riviera this evening, beating Nice 2-0.

“I’ve said for a year and a half that Insigne is the most talented Italian player and he represents Italian football. He has the right maturity, works for the team and is a pure talent.”