Napoli-Lazio, Garcia: “When you can’t win, you mustn’t lose”

The words of the Neapolitan coach

“Kids have to learn that when you can’t win, at least you shouldn’t lose.” Napoli lose at home to Lazio 2-1, the coach Rudi Garcia – heir to Luciano Spalletti – analyzes the knockout with a phrase that recalls in some ways the words used in the past by Massimiliano Allegri, coach of Juve, after some black and white missteps.

Napoli after 3 days must chase Milan. Spalletti’s perfect machine, who passed on the national team bench as the new blue coach, seems to have jammed. “We deserved to take the lead. We played an excellent first half, especially at the start. On their only exit, they scored goals, they were 100% effective. Then we equalized immediately. In the second half, Lazio deserved the win but a draw could have been the fairest result”, continued the French coach.

“Lazio have quality men, if they find space they’ll put you in difficulty. We were also not very lucky or not very aggressive in some defensive situations. I didn’t expect a second half like this, where we managed the match much less well and we were also much less careful in defense,” says Garcia. “However, we must also say that we made 22 shots in total, but we never got on goal in the second half. So it’s not easy to score goals. Now there’s a break and we hope to recover 100% for everyone. After things they get harder.”