Marsch: 'Napoli are super, but…'

Red Bull Salzburg coach Jesse Marsch has declared that while Napoli are a “super” side, his own team are no pushovers.

Marsch was speaking at a Press conference for Salzburg’s Champions League clash at the San Paolo tomorrow, and he was in a bullish mood ahead of facing Napoli.

“Napoli are super, but we’re a very strong team ourselves. We know we need three points, but I prefer not to look at the group table.

“We must have a clear head and not think about the result or other teams. We risk losing our objective of playing well on the pitch if we do.

“The important factors are passion and self-belief. They’re the things we’re working hard on.”

“What makes a team very good is team spirit, created through experience, and in our case our mix of youth and experience has led to a great team spirit.”

The American is expecting Napoli to make some changes following their 2-1 defeat to Roma last time out.

“They [Napoli] tend to rotate. Milik didn’t play against us in the first game and this could change things.

“Mertens has been playing very well, like Insigne and Callejon. We have to consider all their movements and how to counter them.

“They also have a good defence with Koulibaly, Di Lorenzo, Manolas and Luperto. It is stimulating for us to play against these players.”

The Partenopei won 3-2 in Austria two weeks ago and could qualify for the knockout stages with another victory.

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