Tuesday December 10 2019
Mario Rui: 'Ancelotti told us to focus'

Mario Rui confirmed Napoli players had heard the rumours of Carlo Ancelotti’s dismissal. “He told us to think exclusively of this match.”

Their Champions League game with Genk kicks off at 17.55 GMT, click here for the line-ups and Liveblog.

There are multiple reports the result is irrelevant to the decision over Ancelotti, as he could make way for Gennaro Gattuso tomorrow.

“We heard these rumours, it’s not a very positive situation, but we are here to change the trend and what has been happening lately,” Mario Rui told Sky Sport Italia.

“We’re trying to focus only on the game, on playing the kind of good football we used to.

“On the way to the stadium, the coach told us to think exclusively of this match, as it’s a Champions League night, and we should focus entirely on the game.”

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