Thursday October 15 2020
Bakayoko: 'Gattuso convinced me'

Tiemoue Bakayoko reveals coach Gennaro Gattuso ‘convinced’ him of moving to Napoli and hopes to be involved already on Saturday against Atalanta.

The former Milan midfielder was linked with a return to San Siro, but ended up reuniting with Gattuso at the San Paolo instead.

“I’m very happy to be here, the team has welcomed me in an amazing way,” Bakayoko said at a press conference. “I’m very happy with my teammates, I’m happy with my new home here.

“Gattuso convinced me and I’m very happy to join a great team. I also want to thank Gattuso for letting me come here.

Kalidou Koulibaly stayed in Naples and with Victor Osimhen arriving in Naples, but the French midfielder believes it’s too early to ‘talk about the Scudetto’ and says he will do everything he can to play against Atalanta this weekend.

“We will obviously fight to be up there. It’s not time to talk about the Scudetto, our target is to take one game at a time and try to fight for three points.

“I really want to play, since I haven’t been on the pitch for several months. I’m giving it my all, on Saturday I would like to be on the pitch, but it depends on the coach.

“Atalanta are a team that play very well and are quick."

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