Napoli Scudetto triumph not ´a formality´, warns Spalletti
Luciano Spalletti has refuted suggestions Napoli’s Scudetto triumph is a mere “formality”, ruling out the prospect of the Partenopei focusing on their Champions League campaign.
Napoli suffered just their second defeat of the Serie A season against Lazio last time out, though they still boast a 15-point lead over Inter at the summit ahead of Saturday’s meeting with Atalanta.
With Napoli’s first league title since the Diego Maradona era appearing to be on the horizon, some have suggested Spalletti could manage his squad ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League meeting with Eintracht Frankfurt.
Napoli hold a 2-0 lead at the midway point of that last-16 tie, but Spalletti says his team are not in any position to prioritise future games.
“We always talk about future matches, I’ve already said many times that it doesn’t work like that for us. We face them one at a time and the focus is all on the match against Atalanta,” he said.
“We don’t have the presumption of being able to manage a championship as if it were a formality or an obstacle to other more important matches.
“The obstacle is only Atalanta for now and they are very strong for many reasons. It is a huge challenge, you have to deserve the final result to bring it home, they are a great team.”
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