Rose wants to emulate Juve’s comeback ahead of Napoli tie

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA - NOVEMBER 29: Marco Rose, head coach of Salzburg looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League Group B match between RB Salzburg and RB Leipzig at on November 29, 2018 in Salzburg, Austria. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Red Bull Salzburg boss Marco Rose claims Juventus’ comeback against Atletico Madrid is a source of inspiration for his side ahead of Napoli’s game.

Salzburg needs to overturn a three-goal deficit against Napoli in the second leg of their Europa League last-16 tie in Austria.

And the manager believes it’s possible after watching Ronaldo help his team overhaul their 2-0 deficit against Atleti on Tuesday evening.

“We’ll try to give everything on the field: we’ll play in front of our fans and we want to put in a good performance,” Rose said at a Press conference via Football Italia.

“The important thing is not to concede a goal, otherwise we’ll have to score five and against Napoli that’s difficult.

“Still, we saw Juventus score three goals last night and overturn their tie. We’ll need to score four.”

Rose reckons the enormity of the task ahead but still insisted it’s achievable.

“The situation is difficult but there’s hope, given our past experiences at our stadium. We’ll need faith and belief, giving everything in 90 minutes.

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“We’ll play like we usually do, with our style. We’ll try to impose our game on Napoli. We didn’t do so badly in Naples, but we made mistakes that we can’t repeat.”

The manager focused on the positives in his team’s last outing and would like to improve on those stats.

“If we look at the numbers, we had 20 attempts at goal: we’ll, therefore, have to defend better.

“Napoli have a great deal of quality. With Sarri they played purposeful, spectacular football and with Ancelotti, it’s the same.

“They work a lot, also without the ball. They have a clear idea of ​​the game.”


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