Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso speaks up that Napoli isn’t afraid to face Barcelona in the Champions League knockout stages.
After Carlo Ancelotti got sacked from Napoli, Gennaro Gattuso came in his place to up the managerial stint. Gattuso has had the Napoli manager gig for less than a week now. He started on December 11 and his reign didn’t get off to a great start – what with his team losing 2-1 to Parma while debuting for Serie A.
The Italian spoke about the draw they faced with Spanish giants Barcelona in the last-16 of the Champions League draw on Monday.
“Barcelona are a great team and a great challenge – it’ll be two fascinating games,” he told UEFA.
“We will face them without fear.”
Gattuso is set to assume responsibility for his first European game this season after Ancelotti guided Napoli to the knockout stages before being fired.
He likewise would like to improve the fortunes of his group who at present sit in ninth spot in Serie A with 21 points, being 17 points short of the league leaders.
The first game Napoli and Barcelona will face will be Estadio San Paolo on the 25th of February. Napoli’s away game with Barcelona, or the second game will be at Camp Nou, Barcelona’s home ground.