Gattuso: “Napoli must conquer Everest to defeat Barcelona”
Napoli is preparing for the return match of the Champions League against Barcelona. Genaro Gattuso praises the opponent.
Today, Barcelona will host Napoli in the return match of the eighth-final stage of the Champions League. The first leg match between the teams ended in a draw, 1-1. Antoine Griezmann and Dries Mertens showed themselves with goals scored in Italy.
The head of the Neapolitans, Gennaro Gattuso, believes that the most difficult match ahead of his team awaits him and that success against Barcelona is tantamount to conquering Everest.
“We’re well aware of how tough the 90 minutes are. Barcelona are used to winning. In the quarter-finals, they are able to do so, especially frequently.
To defeat Barcelona, Napoli must conquer Everest. Many think that “Blaugrana” is far from being in great shape now. But if we look at their composition, we will realize that practically anyone can decide the fate of the match.
We will do our best to achieve the desired result. The opponent plays top-level football, and he does not forgive any mistakes. “For both teams, today, it is one of the most important matches of the season. So, it will be a relentless battle on the pitch,” said Gennaro Gattuso.
The Italian specialist also talked about Lionel Messi a few days ago, and he mentioned that his team could stop the Argentine’s attack only in a dream.