Napoli coach Garcia on Genoa draw: We lacked determination

Napoli coach Rudi Garcia admits they were fortunate for their 2-2 draw with Genoa.

Napoli came from 2-0 down to draw thanks to goals from Giacomo Raspadori and Matteo Politano.

Garcia said: “We know that we did not play well, especially in the first half, as we didn’t create much. We also conceded two goals from corner situations and that too reflects a lack of determination.

“There was a foul on Frank Zambo and also handball on the Matias Olivera cross, but the draw was not down to those incidents. We were simply not determined enough.

“For almost an hour, we did not play well, but at least we had a reaction and the light came from the bench, but it remains two lost points rather than one gained.

“We saw today PSG lost, Bayern Munich struggled too, so it is tough after a break for international duty and before a Champions League game.”

Garcia added: “I always said we should have more options available to us, so using Raspadori behind Osimhen is one of them. Raspadori participated in all four games this season, he started two of them and was unlucky not to score more goals, as one was disallowed by a matter of millimetres.

“Raspadori can play as a centre-forward, as a trequartista the way he did tonight, out wide in a trident or in any midfield role too. He is versatile and that is always valuable for a coach.”

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