Napoli will need to climb Everest to overcome Barcelona in their Champions League last-16 tie this weekend, Gennaro Gattuso has said.
He recently revealed that defeating Barca to reach the quarter-finals in Lisbon will be one of the toughest challenges his team could face this season.
According to him, Barcelona is used to winning and they are former champions, so it would definitely be a difficult clash for the Italian club.
He, however, added that Insigne is 100 per cent ahead of the match, even if he won’t be on the pitch from the first minute.
His words, “They are used to winning and I know that when you get used to winning you always want to do it. Tomorrow we have to climb Everest,”
“In recent months I have heard many jokes, like ‘Barcelona are not in shape’, but if you go and watch them there are some players who put on a show.
“We know it will be a very difficult match for us. We know what kind of team awaits us and we know we will have to make a great performance, both technically and tactically, and maybe that won’t even be enough.
“We know we’re facing great champions. You need a great game to come out with a good result.”
On Insigne “Yesterday he trained at 50 per cent. Today he was at 100 per cent with the team,”
“I want to know he feels 100 per cent tomorrow. If he is not, he will not be on the pitch from the first minute. If he is at 100 per cent he will play and help us make a great game.”