Sunday February 16 2020
Zielinski: 'No Allan message at Napoli'

Piotr Zielinski tried to defend Napoli teammate Allan and insisted he was not dropped to “send a message.”

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“We need to be clear on what we’re doing and hopefully this evening we can do everything the coach asks, so we can win the game,” the midfielder told Sky Sport Italia.

Coach Gennaro Gattuso announced in a press conference on Saturday that Allan was not making the trip because he was “walking around” during training.

Does Zielinski think this was trying to send a message to both the Brazilian and the other players?

“Gattuso did not send a message to Allan. He is an important player, had a few issues with injuries, but he is getting back and will help the team.

“We must always give our all in every single match.”

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