Piotr Zielinski feels well after recovering from COVID but wants to do more: ‘I always try to give my best.’
Napoli midfielder feels better after recovering
the Coronavirus, but he thinks he can still do better on the pitch.
Gattuso has confirmed thatPiotr Zielinski
will play in the home game against Real Sociedad. A draw in this match would be enough for Napoli to qualify for the Europa League's last 32 teams.
I expected a tough group,"
Gattuso said at a press conference.
Every team is very organized, Rijeka were considered the weakest side but they have created troubles to everyone. AZ and Real Sociedad have competitive teams,
" he continued.
"I think I have done good things so far. My staff and I are satisfied with the work done. We have a strong team, we are convinced this is the perfect team for how we see football."
Fabian Ruiz is recovering from injury, while
is expected to start in midfield.
Fabian feels well and is eligible to play,
" Gattuso said.
"Zielinski can do everything, he has great qualities, let's see where he will play tomorrow. He went through a negative period after COVID, now he is doing well.
"We'll need a big game in both phases. They have two heavy absences, but they are unbeaten in 17 games and this makes us understand what team we are going to face tomorrow."
Gattuso will be the first Napoli coach at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.
"There is emotion and responsibility, also for the importance of the match. Diego deserves so much, for everything he did in this city. It is a great honor for me, there will be further pressure for this."
Gattuso also stressed that
could still make progress.
"Lorenzo doesn't have to smile because he scores goals, but because he comes to Castel Volturno to train. I have a frank relationship with him, he is improving. He is the captain and must always be impeccable in everything he does."
Gattuso also commented on what happened in the game between
. The two teams left the pitch after the racist insult of the Fourth Official. Would Gattuso have done the same?
"Difficult to answer, one should be faced with certain problems. Strong signals are needed to combat racism, and that one of yesterday was a strong signal. Those who decided did it in good faith. It's definitely not a good story for football."
Is he close to signing a contract extension with Napoli?
Mind your own business,
" he said laughing.
"Seriously, they are evaluating and reading all the documentation...".