Former Napoli player Salvatore Bagni has expressed his thoughts on the current situation at the Italian club, speaking to Il Mattino. Bagni stated, “There are too many ups and downs and then some amnesia. When you give the opponent 50 meters, you only play in 40, something is not right. You play great in one half and give it away in the other. Conceding a counterattack goal against a team that would have taken months to score one complicates the qualification picture. We shouldn’t have waited until the last day to secure a spot in the last 16. Especially since the group doesn’t seem strong at all.”
Regarding the club president, Bagni expressed doubts about his impact on the team’s performance, saying, “I don’t know what he can add to the team, as despite his presence, the performance has always been inconsistent. I was used to Ferlaino, who only came to the training ground on the Saturday before the games. He would greet us, have a quick chat, and promise us the bonus. That was enough for us. De Laurentiis being there at the training ground is like a tutor. It does not bode well for the coach. Tutors are for people who are struggling. Garcia knows what he has in mind and what he needs to give.”
These comments from the former player shed light on the challenges facing Napoli and the role of the club’s president, providing a candid assessment of the team’s current situation and the need for improvement.