Vows to abandon Napoli’s UCL bench against Milan if fans again show no for his team
Luciano Spalletti plans to walkout if Napoli fans again turned their back on his team
By Rasheed Adewuyi
Napoli Coach Luciano Spalletti threatens to leave the bench and go home if fans fail to back his team in Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League second-leg quarter-final match against AC Milan in Naples.
AC Milan won the first leg 1-0 through Ismael Bennacer’s Goal in the 40th minute. Spalletti told Goal.com that he wanted Napoli’s fans to put aside their grievances with the club and create a big match atmosphere during Tuesday’s second-leg match against AC Milan.
“I’m not sure what atmosphere to expect on Tuesday. I was sorry to see our stadium quiet against Milan in a 4-0 loss on April 2. We are winning the championship after 33 years; we were playing an important match, and to see everyone against everyone is something I’ll never understand. Spalletti told Goal. Com.
He added, ” If the same happens in the return match, I’ll leave the bench and go home because it’s inexplicable. The boys are sensitive to what happens around them, and we played in an absurd atmosphere against AC Milan at the Maradona stadium. We were taken, hostage.
Sports Joust reliably gathered that a section of Napoli fans are angry with the club’s president Aurelius De Laurentis for increasing the prices of match tickets recently and have vowed to continue to protest until their voices are heard.
Spalletti assured that Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen is available to face Milan on Tuesday.” Victor Osimhen will be 100 percent available for the return leg,” he said.
Osimhen was injured when Nigeria played against Guinea Bissau in last month’s African Cup of Nations qualifier doubleheader.