Gattuso admits Napoli have midfield issue

Speaking shortly after his side were beaten 3-1 at home by Inter, Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso admitted that his midfield is too lightweight and that he needs to find a solution quickly. 

“We have to start moves better from the back and not make mistakes, as once again we allowed ourselves to get caught out through the middle four or five times and that is so avoidable,” the Coach told Sky Italia.

“We kept leaving big gaps in the centre and it’s something I need to figure out. Fabian Ruiz is a midfielder with immense quality, but we know he struggles to cover the spaces. [Piotr] Zielinski is more dynamic, so this is the situation.

“There is no coverage from the midfield for the defence, so one pass can split us wide open. We made changes and kept Fabian Ruiz stuck there in the deep role and things went better.”

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