Spalletti admits Napoli players ‘needed to catch their breath’ amid World Cup break

By Isak Möller -

Just before the World Cup, one of the key topics of discussion was the long break. The latter almost makes it like two seasons, but Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti has shared an honest view on the matter. ‘

Napoli are currently eight points clear at the top of the Serie A standings and have had a cracking first half of the season. Therefore, once the World Cup break commenced, many argued it was a real negative for the Partenopei’s momentum.

However, speaking at a recent press conference (via, Napoli manager Spalletti has shared an honest view on the matter. He rejected the idea that it would ruin their momentum altogether.

“Whoever says it was better not to take a break because we were doing well… I say that instead, we needed a moment like this because the players needed to catch their breath after that start. Now we are going to start with confidence again,” he stated.

It remains to be seen how the Scudetto race will end, but it’s clear that Milan have a lot of work to do to catch up with Napoli in the second half of the season. It would be a rather big failure if  Spalletti’s side don’t get this over the line.

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