(ANSA) – Napoli, January 26 – Not only the best attack in the tournament, a record that has been held since day one, but now also the best defense in Serie A, with 14 goals conceded in 19 games, one fewer than Juventus . The armored rearguard is one of the best weapons of Napoli who finished the first round as ruler, 12 points ahead of second-placed Milan and the record in all important stats.
Another weapon to play against Rome. As one of the forts of this year’s back-up, Amir Rahmani, explains: “We – explains the blue defender – always go out onto the pitch to get the three points, focused, with the utmost patience.
We play to score goals and score goals. The defense works thanks to the whole team, because everyone attacks and everyone defends, the defensive phase begins with the attackers. Then when the team up front does well, it’s easier for us in the back too.”
Spalletti’s ideas work, as the Kosovar centre-back confirmed: “In attack – he says – we scored goals in every game, only against Fiorentina and Inter we didn’t succeed. We have players who keep the ball well and when we are under pressure they always manage to come up with good plays. Thanks to “To Spalletti who has a philosophy of play that we follow. He tells us to be calm, to think game by game. But in the tournament he tells us it’s very soon, we’re only halfway there.”
“It’s very good to know – says Rahmani – that the stadium will be full. We feel stronger and more active with the fans to always look for the three points. Roma are efficient, we have to manage the ball well but also beware of their attacking quality with Dybala and Abraham 12 points ahead of them.” The second one is a sign that we are doing well, but we hope to continue like this, and play this second round the right way.
We know we are halfway to the Scudetto, but we don’t talk about it in the dressing room, because there are many matches and we only think about preparation. As Kvaratskhelia prepared today with his teammates, who recovered from a hangover from the flu, now Spalletti will decide if he has the right form to start against Mourinho’s side (ANSA).
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