Napoli president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, spoke a lot yesterday following his team’s UCL round of 16 draw with current champions Real Madrid.
De Laurentiis spoke in an interview yesterday evening at the premiere for his newest film, Natale a Londra, his statements were cited on TuttoNapoli.net. ADL shed light on a few topics, specifically on the upcoming January mercato.
On the potential need of finding a substitute for Koulibaly:
“We are covered in those areas, there is no need to make a purchase to substitute Koulibaly.”
He also went in depth on his views of any potential players Napoli are willing to buy in January:
“It’s useless to buy players that will only play few games, we need time to demonstrate Sarri’s game which includes Rog who has only just started getting minutes.”
We need two/three months to fully understand Sarri’s system, buying someone (in defense) would be an own goal because at the Center Back position, we have many players. There is Maksimovic whom we paid a lot to get.”
“Let’s not kid ourselves, all we need is a true, traditional center forward.”