Napoli coach Rudi Garcia following Frosinone win: “We were a bit cumbersome in the first half, but I liked the reaction after the goal”

Following the Partenopei’s 3-1 comeback win against Frosinone on the road, Napoli coach Rudi Garcia gave his thoughts on his side’s display within their first match of the campaign.

Despite a rocky start to the match as Swede youngster Jens Cajuste gave away an early penalty, allowing Abdou Harroui to convert from the spot with only seven minutes played, a screamer from Matteo Politano and a brace from Victor Osimhen enabled the Azzurri to see out a comfortable win at the Stadio Benito Stirpe.

While speaking to DAZN, via TuttoMercatoWeb, the newly acquainted manager of last year’s scudetto winners provided his perspective of the match within a post-match interview:

The midfield allows you to work with space.

“All my midfielders have the quality of being able to cover different roles. Rotations on the flanks are important, but also between three in the midfield. We were a bit cumbersome in the first half, but I liked the reaction after the goal. I didn’t see that there was panic, the boys know that by playing like this we can score many goals. Happy that Osimhen scored two goals”.

You ask to fill the penalty area a lot and to shoot from outside, today the goals arrived like this.

“In the first half Politano had a chance even before the goal and he didn’t do it, Raspadori, it must be a possibility because we have him in our ropes. He’s an extra resource to score goals”.

 There is a lot of pressure on Osimhen, but he is very good. Where can it improve?

“From an offensive point of view he was very good, he scored two goals and I have nothing to say to him; from a defensive point of view, however, I didn’t like him at all and I told him so during the interval. In the past he pressed more and defended better. we corrected this thing in the second half and we played with a lot of quality. I knew he didn’t have 90′ ​​in his legs, but we waited for him to score. From a psychological point of view, he’s inside the match, when there’s competition, he’s always there to respond. And He’s a driving force and will never change, that’s his strong point.”

How do you evaluate Cajuste’s performance, replaced at half-time also because he was booked.

“He was unfortunate, he caused the penalty and it can happen. Of course if you do it after 5′ on your debut it’s not easy, he was good at reacting. I took him off because he was booked and I didn’t want to risk it, in fact I if you remove everyone, he first because he’s younger. Against a team like this, staying in 10 can be fatal.”

 Julian Faustini Ι GIFN

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