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Napoli skipper Marek Hamsik said that Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has improved him more than anyone. Sarri left Napoli at the end of the season and his replacement was Carlo Ancelotti.
Hamsik said, “Sarri is a man who belongs on the field, he lived the game 24-7. He was a sick man. He was obsessed with football and never even let the slightest detail get by him. What has improved me the most, has made me evolve technically and tactically, is Mr. Sarri.”
The Slovakian also said that the team is happy with Ancelotti. He said, “We are all happy with Ancelotti, as in a few short weeks he showed us that he is a wonderful, open person. He gives us a lot of advice, is good fun and it’s no coincidence he has won everywhere he went in his career.
Everyone is a little sceptical after the summer friendlies, but we saw in the win against Lazio how much grit we bring to the table in competitive games. Napoli are still a good side that wants to play football and entertain the fans. We haven’t won much, so far, but we really want to.
It’s still early to say how this season will go, but the team hasn’t really changed that much. Every player in our system is fundamental and so is the coach, who brings his new ideas to a well-drilled unit, introducing them with balance and wisdom.”
Napoli began their Serie A campaign by coming back from behind to defeat Lazio at Rome. They now take on AC Milan.