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Ancelotti said goodbye to Hamsik

NAPLES, ITALY - DECEMBER 22: Marek Hamsik of SSC Napoli in action during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and Spal at Stadio San Paolo on December 22, 2018 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)
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The Slovakian midfielder is set to join a Chinese Super League team and Napoli’s boss hasn’t seen him since Thursday.

Slovakian midfielder Marek Hamsik is set to join a Chinese Super League team.

But according to the Italian boss Carlo Ancelotti, he hasn’t seen him since Thursday.

“I said good-bye to him on Thursday and I haven’t seen him since,” he told Gianluca Di Marzio.

“Maybe I’ll see him tomorrow, who knows.”

“It doesn’t seem like the right result to me. We lost two points that we deserved based on what we saw from the first to the final minute,” Ancelotti said after his team tied 0-0 against Fiorentina.

“It was an impeccable game from a certain point of view, but it was missing a few finalizations, which kept us at this result.”

“We had a little bit of difficulty in the construction from behind because they were pressing very hard, but we eventually overcame this problem. We had a good presentation and a victory was deserved,” he continued.

“Fabian Ruiz? He’s a different player from Hamsik but forms a trustworthy partnership with Allan.”

“We play in different ways, not in a linear way like with Hamsik but deeper and more vertical,” he commented.

“Our vision of play changes a little, but not the substance. Mertens? He’s been unlucky in front of goal. He deserved to score on a couple occasions he created. Lafont made some great saves.”

“Our squad is alive and we need to regulate a few things around finishing. Is the scudetto too far away? We’re 8 points behind Juve, the flame might go out tomorrow, but not tonight,” Ancelotti said.