Napoli may have said goodbye to their Scudetto dream with their recent draw against Roma. They fell four points behind Milan and two behind Inter, who have a game in hand. Lorenzo Insigne was seen on the bench in tears, greeting the fans after the final whistle. The Toronto FC attacker was hoping for a happier epilogue from him Partenopei stay.
That Azzurri have mostly paid their price for their below-average home record, La Republica mention, that. They only collected 30 points in 17 games and finished 7thth in the league in such a statistic. They have been defeated five times on their own turf by Atalanta, Empoli, Spezia, Milan and Fiorentina.
As in previous years, Napoli lacked staying power at key moments and that could easily cost them the Scudetto. They haven’t been in brilliant form for the past few months. However, they were able to knock out Verona and Udinese, taking advantage of Atalanta’s troubles to stay in contention. Then their problems came to a head with the loss to Fiorentina.
Corresponding Calciomercato, Luciano Spalletti is on trial for his questionable substitutions. In addition, Fabian Ruiz and Piotr Zielinski have been in decline for some time and the team have botched some overtures and visibly missed fire in some games.
Napoli expelled Gennaro Gattuso from the city after last season but they were just one point short after 33 games in 2020-2021. They have benefited from overwhelming campaigns from multiple opponents and so Champions League qualification is not in jeopardy. The coaching staff have a meeting with President Aurelio De Laurentiis on Monday. There is no doubt that Spalletti will continue to lead the team in the future. II mattino reports.
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