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Lippi is full of praise for Manolas

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The former Italy national team manager believes the move from Roma to Napoli is a great opportunity for the footballer.

There’s a lot of rumors surrounding Roma’s Kostas Manolas, who is said to be signing with Napoli in the following days.

And for former Italy national team manager Marcello Lippi this is a great chance for Manolas to be “an exceptional coup” for Napoli.

“Napoli is doing so well on the transfer market,” Lippi’s words were echoed by Football Italia.

“Manolas is an exceptional coup because, in a partnership with Koulibaly, he allows you to play more aggressive football.”

He explained: “It means you can get a little unbalanced pouring forward and still be well-protected if needed.”

“You get the sensation that you are dealing with a squad that has extraordinary potential. I tell you, in 1993-94, we stopped receiving our salaries in November.”

“I told the players clearly: go to your lawyers, sue whoever you want, but in those two hours of training and then in a match situation, you have to spit blood for the cause,” he added.

“Dragged on by 70,000 fans, without any wages until June, we managed to secure a UEFA Cup place, beating Milan and Parma. That was a formidable team in a formidable city.”