"Insigne should always have the strength"-Napoli director

Thu 03 December 2020 | 21:28

Napoli director Cristiano Giuntoli confirms Gennaro Gattuso has agreed a new contract and Lorenzo Insigne ‘has to lift the mood’ in the squad.



director revealed that they have reached an agreement with


to sign a new contract.

Napoli will face the AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League on Thursday.

“I know the lawyers are exchanging the contracts, we have reached an agreement and the paperwork was written up this week,”

Giuntoli told Sky Sport Italia about Gattuso’s new contract


“I don’t think there will be any problems. Gattuso is a little more agitated on a daily basis than Carlo Ancelotti was, but that’s just their personalities. They are both great professionals.”

The Dutch side earned a 1-0 win at the Stadio San Paolo at the start of the tournament, but Napoli recovered and now lead the group.

“AZ played a style of football that they were frankly not used to, and we were unable to move the ball quickly enough. Both will try to win this evening.”

Guttuso believes that Insigne was very ‘sulky’ as a captain, and it is better to be optimistic as a leader.

He feels the responsibility for the team, so he feels the ups and downs more than others,

” added Giuntoli.

“Rino also said he’s one of the best players in Italy, so it was advice to help lift the mood throughout the squad. Insigne should always have the strength of character to react, even when things aren’t going well.”



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