Leicester will play Napoli in the Europa League group stages and their opponent will of course be a difficult hurdle as they are seen as the strongest side probably alongside Leicester. Their current manager is Lucciano Spalletti, and they ended 5th in Serie A last season.
We all know the club from the days of Diego Maradona winning Serie A and also the UEFA Cup back in those glory days, but recently a top club and most seasons getting qualified to the Champions League.Embed from Getty Images
Looking at their current line-up of course Lorenzo Insigne their captain must be mentioned. A special player with a local relation, born and raced in modest quarters of the city. The 30 year old was a key player for Italy during this summers Euro’s as we could see them as winners. Insigne has been part of transfer speculations this summer due to his great performances lately, but turned down every approach, he wants to play for Napoli, no one else.
Napoli started their season with a 2-0 win over Venezia, with Insigne and the North Macedonian Eljif Elmas the goalscorers. They were playing at home at Venue Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, seeing the team set up in a 4-3-3 system.Embed from Getty Images
One of their star names alongside Insigine is central defender Kalidou Koulibaly who has been heavily linked with a move to Premier League and one of the major clubs with both Liverpool and Chelsea seen as possible new destinations. The Senegal international defender has reached the age of 30 and probably will stay on at least out this season so he will be playing in those games v. Leicester most certainly.
There are a lot of quality in this Napoli squad and as we did see in that first game of the season and also in the second they are capable of scoring goals all way around. Petagna and Ruiz were the goalscorers in their game yesterday as Genoa was defeated away and so far all points possible.
Especially away will Leicester be given a hard time and it will be difficult to play out this 4-3-3 set up as they have put in system and really knows how to deal with.
We also have to give Slovakian midfielder Stanislav Lobotka a bit of attention as he stable the midfield in the best way possible. Lobotka (26) came to the club in 2020 earlier being with Celta Vigo in Spain and playing in Denmark for Nordsjælland. Not a big bloke only 1.70m, but again a lively player to take watch.Embed from Getty Images
This will of course be a new and exciting adventure for Leicester and to host the former Serie A champion will give fans a thrilling afternoon, exciting games to look forward to, the first event to be played at King Power on the 16th of September, we are looking forward to that game.
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