Napoli head coach Luciano Spalletti shared his expectations for the match of the sixth round of the Champions League against Liverpool (November 1):
“I kind of read that Klopp said they weren’t thinking about a 4-0 win. I think he said it in all seriousness. But excessive compliments sometimes serve to elevate you and give you an opportunity to strike.
On the other hand, in criticisms, if they are correct, you can always find hints on how to become better.
Liverpool are fine, don’t let the result of the last match against Leeds fool you. I watched this game, like the previous ones. I saw the same Liverpool as always. It is clear that if you do not realize ten chances, as in the last game, then there will be problems with the result.
We accept compliments as long as they are from the heart, but compliments don’t take you to the top of the table. We know that tomorrow will be difficult. We need to be ourselves, the team that was in the first match, although it is almost impossible to repeat that game.
There is a big difference between first and second place in the Champions League group, so there is no need to answer the question of whether we want to win.”