Wednesday January 6 2021
Gattuso: ‘Napoli throw points away’

Gennaro Gattuso says Napoli ‘throw too many points away’ and ‘not only because of bad luck.’

The Azzurri suffered a 2-1 home defeat at hands of Spezia.

“We create a lot, today it’s difficult to talk about the game,” Gattuso told DAZN after the final whistle.

“We lose our certainties after a wrong pass, we’ve been working on it for quite a long time now. We are too nervous, we lose our heads. We don’t accept we can concede a goal and end up ruining the game.

“Scoring goals is also a problem, we create so many goal scoring chances. We need to be ruthless in front of the goal. Maybe I am the one doing mistakes as I am not able to make them understand they need to be ruthless.

“We are throwing too many points away this season and everyone has responsibility for it, both the team and I. It's not only because of bad luck.”

How can Napoli solve their problems?

“Don’t get depressed, don’t care if we make a mistake, always attack and don’t just stand there.

“Players must accept the defeat and look ahead. Today we had like 28-29 shots on target, but we are talking about nothing. I’d like to see a more serene team when we face tough times.”

Lozano started as false nine.

“[Andrea] Petagna was tired and needed to recover. Spezia don’t have a perfect defensive line, I prefer him as a winger rather than as a striker.”