Gattuso said he is so angry he may pop a blood vessel after their performance against Rijeka
In a game thatNapoli
could easily lose they survived but the coach was still angry at the team
“There’s no such thing as an easy game, don’t forget
with a goal at the 93rd minute,”
told Sky Sport Italia.
“I knew they would sit back and be ready to go on the counter straight away, and yet we were taken by surprise repeatedly in the first 30-35 minutes.
“Maybe we thought that we were coming here for some sight-seeing, I got really angry at half-time. We ran too many risks. It was better after the break, but we cannot accept these errors in attitude from the start. We can’t afford it.
“It’s a problem that has been going since last season. For years, in fact, Napoli have had these ups and downs, so we have to improve. In the first 30-35 minutes today, we won zero second balls, were surprised by their counter-attacks despite the fact that’s all they ever do.
“We’ve got to be on our toes at all times and not need to get slapped in order to wake up. It went well for us today, but if our luck isn’t in, then it becomes really tough to turn it around. I want to see our second half performance for an entire 90 minutes in every single match.”
“I’m going to pop a blood vessel one of these days! It’s not good enough. We had prepared this game well, the team knew what kind of side we were facing, and that is what makes me angry.
“Evidently it’s my fault for again not managing to get into the heads of my players and not getting them to concentrate for 90 minutes.”