Coaching Change Not Working Out Too Well for Napoli

Despite an okay reaction in the second half, Napoli didn’t manage to come away with points in the Milan clash and once again failed to hit the net away. Since they have hired Walter Mazzarri, they have lost 5 times in 11 Serie A matches, not scoring in 7 of them, Tuttomercatoweb informs.

The last away goal for the Azzurri dates back to November 25th, when Elijf Elmas perforated the Atalanta defense. They usually rallied when Victor Osimhen was unavailable with Luciano Spalletti at the helm. That hasn’t been the case this season.

Napoli hadn’t had such a long dry spell on the road since 1979. Like in the Lazio match, Mazzarri started with a conservative scheme on Sunday, even more defensive-minded in this case, 3-5-1-1, despite having a host of attackers on the bench.

While the more crowded rearguard held up in Rome, it allowed one avoidable goal on Sunday. The Scudetto holders dropped to the 9th position in the standings, with a seven-point deficit compared to Atalanta. Osimhen will be back in Italy on Wednesday after losing to the Ivory Coast in the AFCON final, Il Mattino informs.

Our Take on Napoli

They should definitely go with 4-3-3 following their January moves. Their main problem is that what La Dea is doing is totally sustainable, and Roma turned things around. Their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League might as well hinge on whether Serie A gets a fifth spot or not.

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