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Krsticic: Napoli should brace up for a hostile atmosphere

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Nenad Krsticic has warned Napoli to brace up for a hostile atmosphere when they face Red Star at a sold-out Marakana.

The former European Champions are making a return to the Champions League for the first time since 1991.

Reports are rife that there will be a red-hot atmosphere in Belgrade.

“I’m one of the few who has had the honour to play against Napoli,” Krsticic, a former Sampdoria player, pointed out in the pre-match Press conference.

“We’ll be ready, we’re very proud to be in this group. We want to play in Europe and have no intention of stopping.

The stadium will help, there’s huge anticipation, and we always know they’ll be our 12th man on the pitch.

“I know all about the atmosphere at the San Paolo, but it’ll be difficult for them here. I’ve had a lot of requests for tickets, but I couldn’t fulfill them all.

“It’ll be difficult because they have no weaknesses. We’ll analyse everything and try to take advantage where we can.

“The most dangerous player? Marek Hamsik, I’ll need to stick to him.”

Krsticic also shared his thoughts about the collapsed bridge in Genoa during his playing days in Sampdoria.

“I immediately heard my friends from Genoa. I was on that bridge all the time; it was a huge tragedy.”