Napoli, Rudi Garcia praises Raspadori and the bench

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Rudi Garcia’s words ahead of Napoli-Union Berlin

On the eve of the match against Union Berlin that is valid for the fourth day of the group stage of the Champions League, Napoli coach Rudi Garcia presented in a press conference the encounter that awaits his boys at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.

"If we win we get closer to the round of 16, but it would not be mathematical qualification. No game è easy a Champions League and Union is not going through a great moment, but we will have to take the field with attention and respecting our opponent. We expect a difficult game, the thing that matters è that my players will give their all and of this I am sure. In this way we will be able to bring home the three points" began the coach of the partenopei.

"Since I arrived, we have played 14 games and Raspadori è always been the protagonist both from the start and in the game in progress. He has a lot of quality, he is showing it right now with goals, but he can also make assists. He's able to tie the game and defend. He canò play as a center forward, as a trequartista, as an outside player and even as a halfback. We will have to be able to attack the depth better with the insertions of the midfielders when he comes to meet" continued the former Roma man regarding the former Sassuolo man's moment of form.

"In Salerno we were better in the second half and managed not to suffer in the defensive phase. We will have to try to repeat some of the things that worked tomorrow as well, such as playing up front, triangles and high pressing. I am happy that Elmas came in and scored. Those who come in have to contribute. I can count on players of great quality, who when they take over do not lower the technical level of the team. We are first in terms of contribution from the bench and this è a key resource for us" added the'former Al-Nassr coach.

In conclusion, Rudi Garcia wanted to provide an update on Victor Osimhen’s recovery process: "Osimhen returns tomorrow so we will find him again, but to see him back on the field will take some more time. My hope è to recover him 100 percent for the match with Atalanta, after the national team break. We also got Anguissa and Juan Jesus back. I am happy that the infirmary is emptying, but tomorrow I will only be able to count on the 23 players I will have available to try to win".

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