Mario Rui, one of the pillars of Napoli’s defense, has a muscle strain. It is expected that he will have to take a break from competition for 1 and a half months to fully recover. In that context, the Diego Maradona home team is urgently looking for someone to share the fire with Mathias Olivera to ensure the thickness of the squad.
According to Corriere dello Sport, director Mauro Meluso considered three players who are currently unemployedincluding Marvin Pattehardt (started for Hertha Berlin last season), Nico Schulz (left Borussia Dortmund this summer), and Danny Rose (former Tottenham Hotspur player).
Despite new coach Walter Mazzarri’s preference for a 3-5-2 formation, Napoli will continue to play with a 4-3-3 formation. If they do not sign a contract with one of the three names mentioned above, the defending Serie A champions will consider other possible options thanks to the flexibility from the available players in the squad.
In addition to the fact that Mathias Olivera will be used more, captain Giovanni Di Lorenzo can also play well on the left wing. In addition, other central defenders such as Juan Jesus or Natan also played fullbacks when both were left-footed. They will fill this position until Mario Rui recovers.
Huy Truong | 13:21 November 17, 2023