Napoli Boss Garcia Laments Lack of Determination After Genoa Draw

Napoli had to fight back to avoid another disappointment after losing to Lazio last time out, but drawing against Genoa wasn’t part of the plan. Rudi Garcia’s side picked themselves up from a two-goal deficit to hold Alberto Gilardino’s men to a goal-glutted 2-2 stalemate at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

Garcia’s second-half substitutes stole the show in Genoa. Giacomo Raspadori pulled one back for Napoli with one of the best finishes you’ll see in Serie A this weekend. The same could be said about Matteo Politano’s equalizer, as he hit Piotr Zielinski’s lofted pass with vigor and precision to salvage a point for the reigning champions.

Mattia Bani and Mateo Retegui scored within the opening hour of play to put Genoa 2-0 up, but Napoli found a way to stay unbeaten. However, Garcia cannot be happy with the result. Neither can he be proud of his side’s performance. Despite battling back to hold Genoa winless, Partenopei had nothing but three points in mind ahead of the game.

The French manager was in distress after the match as he refused to seek excuses for his side’s dismal showing. Instead, the Napoli boss was brutal.

We know that we did not play well, especially in the first half, as we didn’t create much. We also conceded two goals from corner situations and that too reflects a lack of determination,” he said in the post-match conference, as quoted by Tuttomercatoweb.

But the Napoli coach hailed his team’s recovery.

For almost an hour, we did not play well, but at least we had a reaction and the light came from the bench, but it remains two lost points rather than one gained.

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