Carlo Ancelotti asks for & # 39; courage, intelligence and heart & # 39; from Napoli to fight back against Arsenal in the second stage of the Europa League
- Arsenal led Napoli 2-0 after the Europa League quarter-final first leg last week
- They welcome Gunners to San Paolo Stadium on Thursday and try to hit back
- The players of Carlo Ancelotti have remained limited to the training base and the team hotel
- Manager said that there is a & # 39; extraordinary environment & # 39; will be to drag his side through
Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti has & # 39; courage, intelligence and heart & # 39; demanded from his team when they tried to overthrow a two-goal deficit against Arsenal in the quarterfinals of the Europa League.
Offer to win their first European trophy since a Diego Maradona-inspired side won the old UEFA Cup in 1989, Napoli hosted the Gunners on Thursday in the second leg of their draw, 2-0 behind.
& # 39; In three words we need courage, intelligence and heart & # 39 ;, said Ancelotti.
Carlo Ancelotti knows what he wants from his Napoli players on Thursday night
Napoli tries to overthrow a 2-0 deficit and comes from the victory after a victory against Chievo
& # 39; I only saw a little courage in the initial phase of the first game. Intelligence, I saw in both halves of the competition. Hart is something that we will introduce on Thursday.
& # 39; In addition, we need a significant dose of intensity. We must seize this opportunity, we need a positive mental attitude and, I repeat, a lot of heart.
& # 39; And there will be an extraordinary environment for us to drag. & # 39;
Napoli went into a so-called & # 39; ritiro & # 39; – with the team confined to the club's training complex or hotel – after their 3-1 win in Serie A at Chievo on Sunday, although Ancelotti said he wasn't in favor.
Since the Chievo game at the weekend, the Napoli team has been in & # 39; ritiro & # 39; been
& # 39; Were the players opposed to it? No, in reality it was I who didn't want it, & he said.
& # 39; In general, I am against the & # 39; ritiro & # 39 ;, because I think the players at home are better off than on the computer or on social media. & # 39;
& # 39; Napoli is the only (Italian) team left in Europe and I hope this is still the case on Friday, & # 39; he added. & # 39; Napoli will put on a great show tomorrow – I believe we can. & # 39;