Napoli supervisor Carlo Ancelotti has demanded ‘braveness, intelligence and coronary heart’ from his group as they try to overturn a two-goal deficit towards Arsenal within the Europa League quarter-finals.
Bidding to win their first European trophy since a Diego Maradona-inspired aspect gained the outdated UEFA Cup in 1989, Napoli host the Gunners on Thursday within the second leg of their tie, trailing 2-0.
‘In three phrases, we want braveness, intelligence and coronary heart,’ Ancelotti mentioned.
Carlo Ancelotti is aware of what he desires from his Napoli gamers on Thursday night time
Napoli need to overturn a 2-Zero deficit and are coming off the again of a win towards Chievo
‘I noticed solely a bit of braveness within the early phases of the primary recreation. Intelligence, I noticed in each halves of the match. Coronary heart is one thing we are going to put in on Thursday.
‘As well as, we want a big dose of depth. We should seize this chance, we want a optimistic psychological angle and, I repeat, numerous coronary heart.
‘And there will probably be a rare setting to pull us.’
Napoli went right into a so-called ‘ritiro’ – the place the group are confined to the membership’s coaching advanced or lodge – after their 3-1 Serie A win at Chievo on Sunday, though Ancelotti mentioned he was not in favour.
For the reason that Chievo recreation on the weekend, the Napoli squad have been in ‘ritiro’
‘Have been the gamers towards it? No, in actuality, it was me who did not need it,’ he mentioned.
‘Usually, I am towards the ‘ritiro’, as a result of I believe the gamers are higher off at dwelling than on the pc or social media.’
‘Napoli are the one (Italian) group left in Europe and I hope that’s nonetheless the case on Friday,’ he added. ‘Napoli will put in an ideal show tomorrow – I consider we will do it.’