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Gattuso wants to see Napoli ‘ugly as him’

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Gennaro Gattuso had some suggestions for Napoli following Sunday’s last-gasp Serie A victory. Gennaro Gattuso maintained that Napoli should not always be stunning, like Hollywood actor Brad Pitt, as he urged his side to be like him a “bit ugly”

Napoli claimed a last-gasp 2-1 victory at Udinese, thanks to Tiemoue Bakayoko’s 90th minute Serie A winner on Sunday. Napoli is sixth in Serie A, nine points behind Milan’s leaders, and head coach Gattuso has ordered his team to go down and dirty.

“I don’t get angry with my players for their technique, it’s when they don’t smell fear. I think we are a team who repeatedly don’t spot the danger when it’s coming. I want to see a team that keeps going,” said Gattuso to Sky Sport Italia.

“I don’t want us to lose an opportunity, so I see the defenders begin to complain to each other instantly, oh we missed a goal, that means we’re forced to concede one. No! We’ve got to work as a team.

When we’re under pressure, we have to change because I know that I don’t have a side that can suck up pressure for years, that’s not our strategy, but that we can do better than we do now. You can’t tell me that it’s difficult to develop or coach your attitude. I don’t believe it, I don’t

What happened to Spezia infuriated me, because the ball came off the post, while Tommaso Pobega responded faster, we had five players ball-watching. That is an unreasonable lack of determination.”

Napoli still wants to be pretty, but sometimes it’s a good thing to be a little ugly. With blonde hair and blue eyes, you can’t always be Brad Pitt. You’ve got to be a little ugly sometimes, like me. Now I look worse than normal, as I’m all puffed up because of the shots of cortisone, but I feel better.

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