Napoli Coach Fine-Tuning Schemes for Verona Contest

Rudi Garcia is preparing for the Verona game with the burdensome presence of Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis at the training center. The coach has to replace two mainstays, Frank Anguissa and Victor Osimhen, who are nursing thigh injuries. Juan Jesus suffered a relapse of his problem and will spend more time on the shelf. Natan has responded well when called upon. He’ll team up for the first time with the returning Amir Rrahmani after partnering with Leo Ostigard in his first few appearances, La Gazzetta dello Sport relays.

The Napoli gaffer is cooking up a pair of alternatives to address the midfield. Jens-Lys Cajuste hasn’t been convincing so far. He had gotten the call to substitute the Cameroonian international early on. He’s shaken up as he was with Sweden during the recent match with Belgium, which was abandoned due to a terroristic attack. Eljif Elmas has almost never played as a box-to-box this season.

Garcia might move away from 4-3-3 and turn to 4-2-3-1. That would spare him the trouble of picking between Giovanni Simeone and Giacomo Raspadori to spearhead the attack. The latter would play in the hole. Piotr Zielinski would have to limit his range, though.

Our Take on Napoli and Garcia

The Gabri Veiga fiasco comes back to haunt them again, as they could have used a top midfielder in this spot. The more offensive-minded solution could work better against a cagey side.

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