Gennaro Gattuso asked Lorenzo Insigne not to criticize himself for the loss to Juventus by Napoli’s Supercoppa Italiana after he missed an opportunity to equalise from the penalty spot.
In Napoli’s Supercoppa Italiana loss to Juventus, Lorenzo Insigne missed a penalty, but his coach would not pin the defeat on him.
Insigne sent Wojciech Szczesny the wrong way but fired the left-hand post woefully wide.
Gattuso declined to blame Insigne, but the forward’s miss saw him spurn the opportunity to score his 100th Napoli goal.
“I have to thank my players, as they did what we needed to. They were a little timid, especially in the first half, but reacted to the goal,” Gattuso told RAI Sport.
“These things can happen, I congratulate them on their efforts. We could’ve done something more perhaps, but we know these situations are difficult.”
“In such an important game, you can have a little bad luck and that includes a missed penalty, but the save on Lozano at the 94th minute was incredible.”
“We win and lose with everyone in the