Salernitana, Iervolino: “Naples top in Europe but it will be tough against us”

The president of the grenade club awaits the leaders: “We want to score points”

Salernitana will face a solitary leaders Napoli in Serie A but defeated by Cremonese in the Italian Cup, even if on penalty roulettethe. “Eh… the inca..ti also arrive”, admits the president of the Amarantos, Danilo Iervolino to Adnkronos. “It will be a difficult match, Spalletti’s team plays the best football in Europe: we have to attack, be tough, cover ourselves well, take advantage of the small chances they give us. Of course it’s not a lifetime match and we mustn’t burden our a particular nervous tension: Salernitana is determined to score points with their direct competitors, not with the leaders who have only lost one game. Salernitana will play for it anyway, we want to recover as soon as possible and score points with everyone, our team was built to play a football that can surprise and put any other challenger in difficulty”.

Nor, according to Iervolino, does Kvaratskhelia’s absence particularly favor his club: “Napoli has twenty extraordinary players of the same level, I don’t think his absence weakens their offensive capacity, that it changes anything. An incredible team, they have everything, they put everyone in difficulty with great setters and a forward catalyst like Osimhen. But we certainly won’t make it easy for them, we will fight”.

Salernitana and Davide Nicola still together after the exemption that lasted from dusk to dawn: “We clarified with Nicola, he strongly wanted to be recalled, he told me again those passionate, courageous and tenacious things for which I had chosen him, the team found itself in the mistakes and also the group asked for a possible rethink”. “I am a person who reflects, it had just been two days… Football stories are also stories of men”. Such a turnaround “in football it seems a strange thing but for me it is not: when men all shoot together in the same direction they are capable of doing great things. And great things don’t happen thanks to stardust”.

So no stars from the market? “No, we’re looking around because it was already in our plans. But the market in general is difficult, we’ll try to do our best and make a few more purchases.”