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Friday January 17 2020
Gattuso: 'Demme and Lobotka a boost'

Napoli coach Rino Gattuso says new signings Diego Demme and Stanislav Lobotka can help ‘’give a hand’’ to the Partenopei in the second half of the season.

Gattuso’s side take on Fiorentina tomorrow at the San Paolo, and says that they have to take it a game at a time. Kick off is at 19:45 GMT. You can read the match preview here.

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Thursday January 16 2020
Milik: 'We need patience'

Arkadiusz Milik has claimed it will take “patience” when they aim to “climb the table” and look ahead to the last 16 of the Champions League.

Napoli have gone through a lot of changes this campaign and the turbulent start to the season has left a mark at the San Paolo.

Things are on the up for the Partenopei, but the Polish striker keeps his head low and intent to “work hard” to help the team achieve their targets.

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Wednesday January 15 2020
Bringing balance to Napoli

Diego Demme and Stanislav Lobotka should bring much-needed balance to the Napoli midfield, explains Vilizar Yakimov.

If someone says that they know what’s been going on at Napoli during the last couple of months, you’d probably be smart not to trust them. The way some of the players switched off was truly astonishing and whether this was because of Aurelio De Laurentiis’ ritiro attempt or something else, it matters little now.

The President tried to pick up the pieces by replacing the surprisingly neutral Carlo Ancelotti with Gennaro Gattuso, but even the hot-headed 2006 World Cup winner hasn’t managed to get into his players’ heads yet.

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Tuesday January 14 2020
Gattuso not out to offend Ancelotti

Gennaro Gattuso has claimed he is not trying to offend Carlo Ancelotti by bringing a “different methodology” to Napoli.

Napoli beat Perugia 2-0 in the last 16 of the Coppa Italia after a Lorenzo Insigne brace from the penalty spot during the first half on Tuesday afternoon.

The Partenopei coach said the quality “dropped” in the second half but insisted they “played a good game”.

“We played a good game,” he told the reporters. “First half went well, but in the second half we dropped a bit.

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Tuesday January 14 2020
Insigne: 'A starting point'

Lorenzo Insigne said Napoli “needed” the win against Perugia and wants the Partenopei to use the Coppa Italia triumph as “a starting point”.

The captain scored a brace against the Griffoni in the last 16 of the Coppa Italia and helped Gennaro Gattuso’s men to overcome the Serie B side with a comfortable win.

“This must be a starting point, this win was needed,” he told RAI Sport after the match. “We have to stay calm and improve.

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Monday January 13 2020
Official: Setien new Barcelona coach

Barcelona have officially sacked Ernesto Valverde, so will have new coach Quique Setien on the bench against Napoli in the Champions League.

The Blaugrana have hired former Real Betis boss Setien following a crisis meeting with President Josep Maria Bartomeu.

It is a highly unusual occurrence, seeing as Barcelona haven’t fired a manager mid-season since Louis van Gaal 17 years ago.

The 55-year-old has been at Camp Nou since the summer of 2017 and his contract was due to expire in June.

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Monday January 13 2020
Gattuso: 'Absurd Napoli goals'

Gennaro Gattuso joked Napoli need a pilgrimage to a religious site after “conceding some absurd goals” recently.

The Partenopei have lost three of their four games since Gattuso took over from Carlo Ancelotti last month, falling 2-1 to Parma, 3-1 against Inter and 1-0 away to Lazio.

“It’s my fault, but better times will come. We just have to grit our teeth and keep working,” Gattuso told Striscia La Notizia.

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Saturday January 11 2020
Gattuso: 'Ospina did what I asked'

Gennaro Gattuso said Napoli are “conceding some ludicrous goals,” but takes responsibility for David Ospina’s error against Lazio. “He did what I asked.”

Piotr Zielinski hit the woodwork and Thomas Strakosha made several saves, but Ciro Immobile caught Ospina in possession to score the late winner.

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Friday January 10 2020
Gattuso: 'Napoli not dead'

Gennaro Gattuso has insisted Napoli are “not dead” and have a “great desire” to turn their season around ahead of their game against Lazio on Saturday.

The Partenopei coach Gattuso said that the Partenopei will have to focus on putting together an unbeaten run to boost their confidence.

“If I had seen a dead team, I would have come out here and told you,” he said at a press conference. “I see a great desire, but we need a great run to climb the table.

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Thursday January 9 2020
Manolas: 'Compatible with Koulibaly'

Kostas Manolas admits Napoli are struggling and need a good result against Lazio, but finds it “laughable when people say I’m not compatible with Kalidou Koulibaly.”

It kicks off on Saturday at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“We’ll give everything we’ve got to pick up points. It’s a very complicated time for Napoli, but the only way out is to get a positive result,” the defender told Sky Sport Italia.

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