Tuesday February 11 2020
Koulibaly calls for 'reaction'

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has apologised to the fans and urged his teammates to respond “as a real team” after the defeat to Lecce.

The Partenopei lost 3-2 to the Giallorossi last weekend and are stuck in the bottom half of Serie A after 23 games.

Napoli started the season in a bad way under Carlo Ancelotti and there were hopes of a resurrection under Gennaro Gattuso.

But the results continue to delude the fans and another big defeat against 17th-placed Lecce at the weekend has made the fans very critical of the players at the San Paolo.

Koulibaly was one of the main targets after the surprising loss and he wants the club to “react” immediately.

They will get the chance to do so with a trip to Milan for a meeting with Inter in the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia tomorrow.

“We need to react as a real team,” he wrote on social media. “Work and score points. Napoli does not deserve this ranking.”

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