Friday April 2 2021
Crotone hope to surprise Napoli

Serse Cosmi conceded Crotone can ‘only hope’ when they play Napoli at the Stadio Diego Maradona. ‘Football has always been able to surprise’.

Crotone sit bottom of Serie A with only 15 points from 28 games, seven points from safety and need to start picking up points straight away to have a chance of beating the drop.

There’s only 10 games remaining and the first is a trip to Naples, where Cosmi knows it’s highly unlikely they will return home with all the spoils.

“In the last period, Napoli have recomposed their squad,” Cosmi said at a press conference. “The Azzurri’s problems arise from a very long period in which [coach Gennaro] Gattuso was not able to draw on all the elements of the squad.

“In some departments he had difficulties and I think that, although the squads are well formed, you suffer in the long term when you lack decisive players.

“I fear that Napoli will be able to pick from a full squad that has many resources. I don’t know what Napoly may fear from Crotone.

“I simply say that football is not only made up of objective data, otherswise we wouldn’t have been able to achieve a result.

“Football has always been able to surprise and we can hope to achieve results by playing a great match in a great stadium.”