Spalletti at the press conference: “There is great satisfaction, but we have to keep our feet on the ground”

Luciano Spalletti, Napoli coach, spoke at a press conference after the Olympics victory against Roma: “In the locker room there was satisfaction because the team won as they thought they could win. We had to take advantage of the opportunities they would have given us, but the traps were many. We missed a few more balls than usual in possession, but we kept an order that did not allow Roma to use these traps. How did I experience Osimhen’s goal? He is a piece of skill from the top footballer that he is, the previous mistake is a piece of lack of skill. The first was even easier, in the second he interposed between Smalling and the ball and kicked it very well. I saw a grown Osimhen, when you give him the ball he usually wants to overdo it, but today he has allowed the team to develop many actions. He was ready on many occasions, even on his teammates’ throws. Politano on the second goal also gave him a great ball, played very well in the times and in the quality that rewarded the team. He tonight in addition to quality also physicality and suffering? All the big names in the league have quality, then there are those who use it better or not. They all have large squads, not just us, you can see the squads of the others: Milan, Inter, Juve, Rome, Lazio … Our good at interpreting the match well, even the substitutes. It wasn’t easy against such a physical team. Kim and Juan Jesus were majestic at doing this. We deservedly won, we were able to interpret the game we expected well. We took advantage of the few episodes they gave us. Last year Mourinho and I were expelled, this time warned, what relationship do we have? I was cautioned while talking to Juan Jesus, I did nothing. Rome? I expected it like this, they have quality and have prepared well for the race. They wanted to play quickly on the attackers, then they know how to defend well and when they find the right support it becomes difficult to recompose the spaces they have created. We needed balance not to be discovered, we did it very well. We have avoided all the traps of Roma. First in Serie A and Champions after the summer criticisms? There is in between going to work from morning to night, you have to be careful to make the team grow and put it in a position to develop a certain quality game. I expected that? I would tell lies, it would not be worth the work we do every day. Gaetano and the substitutes? The uncertainty of the game made it difficult to decide on the changes, because I was tempted to put Raspadori too, then I changed my mind and left the usual system. The concentration with which the benches followed the progress of the match helped them to interpret the game well when they entered. Everyone is involved, even in understanding the skill of the partner. Nobody right as a single. We all also use the qualities of our teammates, there is a nice compactness that if we can keep it will give us advantages. Gaatano is a talented, everyone knows it and saw him in B, he entered and did some things well and others badly. In the final he shot instead of unloading on Kvara, he has personality but he must learn to choose the right option. But all the guys we have are strong and if they train like that we can use them to the fullest. 11 wins in a row and team to beat? He gives the signal that he has won 11 games and the next one will be even more difficult for what he brings with him and because unintentionally our victories also strengthen the following opponents. So we have to be good at always putting something extra and being lucid. There are so many games missing, often to recover we make great races at breakneck speed and this must be avoided. We can improve and work even better. Do you stand apart from the others in the standings and title of the season? Titles are not won after 11 games, this is the title. It is won in May, when the championship ends. Now we have to keep our feet on the ground, with zero presumption. We are not phenomena, tomorrow we train for the Champions League. We must always be found lucid “.

Spalletti at the press conference: “There is great satisfaction, but we have to keep our feet on the ground”