Napoli will play the second leg of the Europa League Round of 32 against Granada tonight. The previous match between the two teams in Spain was a 2-0 defeat for the Parthenopeans. Napoli director Cristiano Giuntoli talks about the team's condition before tonight's game.
"Koulibaly is back, the coach wanted to give a sense of consistency to players in defence and more defensive solidity.
We believe because we can turn this around, win the game and qualify for the next round,
" Giuntoli told Sky Sport Italia.
was added to Napoli's injury list during the defeat against Atalanta.
"Osimhen lost consciousness, he also had a drop in blood sugar at the end of the game, so we think he can come back next week. He has been playing a lot lately and a rest might do him good.
"Dries Mertens was out for two months, although his ankle did allow him some training, and we hope to have him play today for a few minutes."
Napoli has officially announced that they are facing financial problems due to the pandemic. Does this disrupt Napoli's plans?
"Since Aurelio De Laurentiis arrived, the plan has always been to ensure great solidity. That has allowed us to be solid on and off the field even in this most difficult time for everyone in sport.
"There has been a downturn for everyone, but we are keeping things on track."