Ex-Napoli Player Montervino backs Mario Rui

Former Napoli midfielder and captain Francesco Montervino commented on the Napoli-Chievo match and supported Mario Rui. According to an interview with Radio Marte yesterday, Montervino was quick to point out the noticeable fatigue of the Napoli players during the match and complemented Rui’s play. He stated that against Chievo “Napoli’s physical condition was noticeable after a heavy week of league fixtures and Champions League. After the words of Guardiola, we always expect Napoli to impose its game and to win every race. But then you face a Chievo side that is very good defensively and does not allow you much technically.”- this was evident during the match as Napoli spent a lot of time in the attacking third but lacked the clinical finishing to break the deadlock due to fatigue. Montervino then went on to say that Mario Rui had the right approach in his debut replacing the injured Ghoulam.- ” I did not expect Rui to make everything brighter and solve all the issues right away as he needs to find more consistent minutes. I liked Sarri’s choice to start him and over a few matches can do well and contribute”. – Time will tell if Mario Rui will be a good fit for the time being or if ADL should find another left back in January. However, Rui is already accustomed to Napoli’s style and expectations. It would be difficult for any player as a band-aid solution brought in during the next transfer window to adjust under Sarri.  One thing for sure,  this is certainly Rui’s time to shine and to prove that his skills fit into the Sarrisimo system of football.

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