The President was not at all impressed by what he saw. So Aurelio De Laurentiis ordered after the 1:2 of his SSC Napoli against AS Roma at the weekend, a training camp. Until next Sunday, the players should be quartered in 35 kilometers from Naples away in Castel Volturno.
However, according to the 1:1 against Salzburg on Tuesday, the players who take penalty refused. You drove to the match in the Champions League just to get home. The "Corriere dello Sport" headline: "mutiny in the SSC Napoli".
And that's not enough. Coach Carlo Ancelotti was stubborn. He refused to visit after the game the obligatory press conference. He is, therefore, of the Uefa punishment.
The President meets with his lawyers
This may however not be the only trouble for Ancelotti. De Laurentiis is acidified. According to the "Gazzetta dello Sport" it came on Wednesday to a heated telephone conference between the President and his coach. This, after De Laurentiis with his lawyers had advised.
Shortly afterwards, the club released a Statement. In this Ancelotti will be given full responsibility for whether the players, the training camp or not. In addition, the Association wants to hold with respect to the behavior of his players all of the necessary legal steps open. Whatever that might mean.
The Team is behind the coach
For the "Gazzetta dello Sport" is, anyway: "Carlo Ancelotti risked to lose his Job." This should not, however, lie only on the mutiny. Napoli is in the Champions League may still be in a good Position to reach the quarter-finals. But in the series, the southern Italians are, after eleven rounds already eleven points behind the Leader Juventus Turin.
The Team, however, seems to stand behind Ancelotti. At least, if one may believe the words of Captain Lorenzo Insigne, who said after the 1:1 against Salzburg: "We are a United group. And that is what we are thanks to our Coach gives us a good feeling and tried to take the pressure of us in this difficult time."
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Created: 06.11.2019, 17:19 PM