Gattuso: ‘Must create winning mentality’

first_img “Lozano is incredibly quick, he’s much sharper and more reactive lately, so I am giving him some more chances. He prefers the long ball and to have space to run into, but has to work more with the team and accept the shorter passes. “Napoli are a squad who in recent years always faltered when they got to the next step. They were mentally weak and that is what I need to work on. They must realise that they have to improve day by day, to keep getting stronger because potential is not enough. “We pass it around well, but when the time comes, even Insigne has to track back and help out. Many don’t like that, but they have to get over it, because this is how the team has to play right now. “Stanislav Lobotka is someone who can start the game, he’ll give you less balance in midfield, but more creativity. We’ve got strength in depth and different options we can look to in order to play the kind of football we want.” Barcelona are struggling in La Liga, so Gattuso was asked about his confidence going into the second leg of their Champions League Round of 16. read also:Gattuso: ‘I see football differently now’ “I don’t even know if we’ll get to August 7… I am focused on everything but that right now! I just want us to get better game by game because we cannot think of gifting results to our opponents. “When you hold back in the tackle and worry about the next match coming up, that is when you get it all wrong. We have to dive in every time and commit fully.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Jose Callejon and a Lorenzo Insigne curler proved decisive at the Stadio San Paolo, around a temporary Henrikh Mkhitaryan equaliser. The Partenopei have won five of their last six Serie A games, so what is Gattuso’s secret? “There’s no secret. I am working with strong players and I need to remind them of that every now and then. I told them after the Coppa Italia, we have to talk less and do more action,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “Many of these players will be part of the squad next season and we have to create a winning mentality, thinking not individually, but as a team and of the team. “Lorenzo has the ability to take men on and can make the difference, but he needs the power in his legs to do that. He can’t always play, he keeps glancing over and doesn’t like being on the bench, but it’s for his own good. “He is very intelligent, he understands football and gets ideas quickly when we talk in training.” Chucky Lozano came off the bench again and his imminent departure from Napoli is no longer taken for granted. Loading… Gennaro Gattuso insists there is no ‘secret’ to his success with Napoli after a 2-1 win over Roma put them in joint fifth place. ‘We have to create a winning mentality.’ Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Timelast_img read more

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Gary Bettman on when NHL will return from coronavirus shutdown: ‘We are exploring every contingency’

first_img“We have an internal task force that has been meeting two times a day, in the morning and afternoon, and we are exploring every contingency,” Bettman said. “We’re looking out in the calendar to see, ‘Well what’s the last day we could be playing under other scenarios?’ And then backing it up, and what are options in the timeframe that’s available. And we’re doing all sorts of modeling, whether it’s completing the existing regular season as is and then a full playoffs, or whether or not, based on time constraints, we’re going to have to make adjustments and do something different, novel, creative. And we’re constantly reanalyzing and reworking that.”Coronavirus and the NHL: Tracking how the pandemic has impacted hockey’s landscapeBettman admitted that the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic means that the NHL is planning for an endgame that has no set schedule or timeline. It means the league has to put together a plan with an undetermined number of contingencies, with Bettman comparing the situation to completing a complicated puzzle.”The interesting part of this puzzle is you don’t know exactly what it’s gonna look like when you’re done,” he said. “But our responsibility to our players, our teams, [and] most importantly, our fans, is to make sure we’re doing everything right and making sure that when we come back — and I believe we will at some point because I’m an optimist — it’ll be when it’s appropriate and when it’s safe so that everybody can be comfortable.”Even with meticulous planning and preparedness, Bettman stressed that when the league comes back — in whatever form it can — the ultimate decisions aren’t up to him and the NHL’s board of governors. The league will act when governing bodies across North America deem it safe to do so, and no earlier.”I think those who are in charge of our governments, either in Canada or the US, at the federal level, the state level and local level will tell us, right? We’re not equipped to say, ‘The pandemic’s over,'” Bettman said. “There are going to be medical people at the highest level who are going to tell us all [when life can get back to normal].” The NHL announced Thursday that it was suspending play indefinitely in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but the league is already preparing for its eventual return, says commissioner Gary Bettman.Speaking on Friday to Sportsnet 590 in Toronto, Bettman outlined what the league is doing to get ready to put players back on the ice and fans back in the seats at an undetermined point in the future. At this point, the commissioner said, everything is on the table. For now, the NHL has paused the schedule and put practices and team meetings on hold. The league shutdown has extended to its office in Manhattan, which has mirrored many others across the continent in asking employees to work from home in order to limit contact and the spreading of the virus. Despite the scattered working environment, Bettman assured that the league will be ready to start back up as soon as it can.”I’m in New York, I’m in the office. We have everybody working from home, as do most large businesses now,” Bettman said. “And I think that’s what you’re seeing all over. Schools are closed for the next few weeks throughout North America. And so, as those decisions have been made, it’s based on the advice of those in charge, and we’ll be reliant on them telling us as well.”All we can do is make every conceivable plan so that we’re in a position to react appropriately.”last_img read more

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