Napoli Finally Ready to Unveil Their New-Look Defense

Napoli should field their new rearguard in Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Sporting Braga, including Natan. He was slated to debut against Genoa. However, Amir Rrahmani couldn’t play due to muscle fatigue. Rudi Garcia preferred to shelve the youngster too. Leo Ostigard and Juan Jesus got the nod.

According to Corriere dello Sport, the staple has looked okay in practice. His problem isn’t worrisome. If there’s no risk, he’ll be in the XI in the next game and likely team up with the newcomer.

The Napoli gaffer revealed in a recent presser that they took it slowly with Natan also because, on top of the problems deriving from moving to a new league and country, he was dealing with a knee ailment.

Jesus has accompanied Rrahmani in the back in most matches so far. The Partenopei backline hasn’t been totally up to snuff so far. They have kept just one clean sheet and given up five goals. Inter, Juventus, Lecce, Torino, Verona, Bologna, Udinese, and Cagliari have done better. Mathias Olivera is also expected to resume starting after beginning on the bench following international duties.

Our Take on Natan and the Napoli Defense

They haven’t had big blunders but seemed out of sync and not properly protected by the midfield so far. An athletic specimen like the Brazilian talent should help out, provided he shows well right away.

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