Martusciello praises Juventus’ spirit following last-gasp win over Napoli

Martusciello praises Juventus’ spirit following last-gasp win over Napoli

Juventus assistant coach Giovanni Martusciello hailed his aspect’s never-say-die spirit after a late personal purpose clinched them victory in a seven-goal thriller in opposition to Napoli in Turin.

Juve surrendered a 3-0 lead within the second half earlier than Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly’s stoppage-time personal purpose gifted them victory.

Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to have put the sport past Napoli when he struck Juve’s third purpose simply after the hour-mark following first-half efforts from substitute Danilo, on his debut, and Gonzalo Higuain, in opposition to his former membership.

🗣 Post-match #JuveNapoli feedback 👉 https://t.co/tnUY6euqdq #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/f5ng0sxuUQ

— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) August 31, 2019

Napoli hit again with two second-half goals in as many minutes from Kostas Manolas and Hirving Lozano after which Giovanni Di Lorenzo’s late equaliser, however Koulibaly turned the ball into his personal internet within the second minute of added time.

“We had an important physical decline, and against a strong team that dribble like Napoli, that was the thing that put us in difficulty,” Martusciello informed a post-match press convention.

“At 3-0 we had a ‘full belly’ and we allowed Napoli to come back. But what really strikes me about this group is the fact that they never give up, and that in moments of difficulty, it brings out something more.”

Juve additionally handed a debut to Matthijs De Ligt, rather than injured skipper Giorgio Chiellini, and Martusciello was happy with the Dutch defender’s first look following his £67.5million transfer from Ajax.

90+2′ | ⚽️ | GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAALLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KOULIBALY TURNS INTO HIS OWN NET FROM A FREE-KICK!!!!!!!!!!#JuveNapoli [4-3] #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/UA3YDZJg1g

— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) August 31, 2019

“De Ligt? He comes from a team that defended differently, in a league that is not the Italian one,” Martusciello added.

“He also played well for an hour, then his condition was lacking a bit. But he is a player of the highest level.”

Martusciello has been finishing up media duties within the absence of Maurizio Sarri, who watched Juve beat his former membership from the stands following his restoration from pneumonia.

Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti couldn’t disguise his disappointment on the method of his aspect’s defeat and their efficiency.

🎙 @MrAncelotti: “The comeback is the only positive. I’m disappointed with the overall performance” 👉🏻 https://t.co/XtXtVPdyhW⚽️ #JuventusNapoli 4-3💙 #ForzaNapoliSempre pic.twitter.com/NtvPqMui5N

— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) August 31, 2019

“We conceded two goals with our defence in position. We need to mark tighter in the box,” the previous Chelsea supervisor mentioned.

“This was a missed alternative tonight. We began taking part in soccer after an hour. I might have been disenchanted even when we had drawn.

“The comeback is the one optimistic. I’m disenchanted with the general efficiency.”

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