BRAGA (PORTUGAL) (ITALPRESS) – “It shouldn’t happen but it can happen, the important thing is to be here and be focused for tomorrow night’s match”. After a long and perilous journey, Napoli is in Braga for the start of the Champions League group stage, an appointment that also becomes fundamental for coach Rudi Garcia. “It’s the first of the group that we want to overcome, we come here to win and with a lot of determination, ambition and confidence – explains the coach of the Italian champions – We know that it is a Champions League match and that all the players on the pitch will be at their best throughout the race, but we come here with the desire to win the first three points in Europe.” About Garcia, after an uncertain start to the championship, there are already some concerns: “It’s only the beginning of the season, we played four games, making two mistakes in the halves, with Lazio and Genoa. We need to be more continuous.” Against the Portuguese there should be Rrahmani in defence: “He missed Genoa because he shouldn’t be risked, he should be there tomorrow. We hope everyone is well to be able to choose.” The Champions League, on the other hand, remains a feather in our cap: “It is the queen of competitions: we must demonstrate that we are ready, aware that we can play a good match.” The French coach, former Roma, also admits that he has heard De Laurentiis, “no more and no less than the other times. I am calm and calm. What if the owner is too? Ask him.” “What doesn’t work in Napoli? We have to be more effective, we haven’t got the goal in the last two games. We must be able to finish matches without conceding a goal. Analyzing the statistics we conceded eight shots on goal and conceded five goals. We don’t defend that bad but something needs to be improved,” concluded Garcia.
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