Carlo Ancelotti wants & # 39; courage, intelligence and heart & # 39; from Napoli against Arsenal in Europa League

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

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

Napoli tries to overthrow a 2-0 deficit and comes from the victory after a victory against Chievo

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

Since the Chievo game at the weekend, the Napoli team has been in & # 39; ritiro & # 39; been

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;

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