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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Adams willing to put faith in youth

first_img After facing fellow strugglers Fulham on Saturday, Norwich will come up against Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal in their final four games. Yet Adams will not hesitate to promote from within if he feels a number of the players he knows well from his time in the academy, where he delivered the FA Youth Cup last season, can add something to the current first-team crop. “Obviously I have got a great knowledge of them all,” Adams said, when asked if youngsters could be fast-tracked into his side. “Knowing what happened last year, we had a great run in the cup and even players above them age-wise and the players who are out on loan. I have a good knowledge of them all and any player I feel will do us a job I won’t hesitate to use them. “We have got to go and pick a team to win a game at Fulham and, rightly so, I can understand people making a lot of reference to the Youth Cup team, because it was a fantastic achievement and one we were extremely proud of. “If I feel any of those players are ready to come in and give us a hand then age is not a barrier. Equally, I know their strengths and weaknesses and what they are capable of, and of course that will come into my thinking when we sit down to pick a team.” With Adams confident his more inexperienced players can cope with life in the Premier League, he has also backed his own ability to perform under pressure despite a lack of first-team managerial knowledge. “The qualities I will be looking to stamp down on are tactics, motivating players and getting them to play to instructions,” he said. “The game is the same at whatever level and obviously now I’m managing at the top level, where the margins for error are smaller than further down the ladder you go but the principles are the same.” Press Association New Norwich boss Neil Adams will have no qualms throwing a number of youngsters into the Canaries first team as he looks to fight off Barclays Premier League relegation.center_img The 48-year-old former Norwich winger was appointed manager at Carrow Road after Chris Hughton’s 20-month reign was brought to an end following a disappointing 1-0 home defeat to West Brom. Now former youth coach Adams must guide the club to safety, with their current position of 17th in the table more precarious when their remaining fixtures are taken into account. last_img read more

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