Soccer Football - Serie A - Napoli v AS Roma - Stadio San Paolo, Naples, Italy - November 29, 2020 Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso reacts. REUTERS-Ciro De Luca

Napoli coach, Rino Gattuso, was proud of his players after their 4-0 rout of Roma.

Roma were blown away on an emotional night in Naples with the city still in mourning after the passing of Diego Maradona.

“We have to play with this intensity in every single game, with this atmosphere on the team bus, in the dressing room, throughout the match. Take nothing for granted,” Gattuso told Sky Sport Italia.

“What I liked was the attitude today. When there was an error from a teammate, they helped each other out, applauded rather than telling them to go **** themselves, that’s what I like to see.


“Perhaps it’s my fault because, in order to not stress the players out, I let things go, I go easy. Now I realise I can never let anything go and I can’t afford to go easy on them. Times have changed.

“We know that with the fixture list as packed as it is, we can’t always be at 100 percent in every single game. But that’s why mentality is so important because it can allow you to push through difficulties, to keep going, and raise the bar. I see the mentality as the issue here, we need to find the balance of playing good football, but as a team.”

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