Napoli defeated Parma yet Barcelona is not in the mind of Gennaro Gattuso.
Over their Champions League after a surprise defeat to Parma, Napoli shouldn’t worry about clashing with Barcelona, Gennaro Gattuso advised.
As its unbeaten run of five matches came to an end, Napoli suffered a 2-1 Series A defeat to Parma on Wednesday.
In Serie A table Napoli is placed seventh and can finish no higher than fifth with the remaining three league games.
Gattuso asked his side to remain focused on home affairs instead of the last-16 second leg against Barca in the Champions League next month (via Yahoo Sports).
“Our mind cannot be focused on Barcelona now. We concede a lot of goals,” the Napoli head coach said.
“We spend a lot of time in the opponent’s side of the pitch, but we are not allowed to think that we are the best. No. There is the defensive phase as well.”
“Numbers tell us we concede a lot, every time our opponents have chances they bring us problems. It is not about our defenders, but the whole team.”