Napoli in row with players over training retreat

A procedure from forward Hirving Lozano earned Napoli a design against Purple Bull Salzburg on Tuesday

Napoli mentioned they’re going to “offer protection to” their rights after players reportedly refused to motivate a coaching retreat.

Membership president Aurelio De Laurentiis ordered the group to motivate per week-lengthy coaching camp after slipping 11 aspects within the support of league leaders Juventus.

However supervisor Carlo Ancelotti and his players all returned home following their 1-1 design with Salzberg within the Champions League on Tuesday.

The club did no longer give petite print of what sanctions the players could face.

In an announcement Napoli mentioned: “The club publicizes that, on the field of the behaviour of the players on Tuesday, this can proceed to present protection to its rights on an economic, capital, image and disciplinary stages in each competent jurisdiction.

“Furthermore it is made sure that the duty to assume on ordering days in a coaching retreat lies with coach Carlo Ancelotti.

“A press silence has been ordered from now till a date yet to be determined.”

A “ritiro” – where the group is confined to a resort or most steadily the club’s possess coaching tainted – is a conventional practice in Italian football for sides on a ugly speed.

The club issued an additional assertion on Wednesday to clarify that the ritiro used to be no longer a punishment for players but a “positive” pass.

Napoli, Serie A runners-up in three of the previous four seasons, possess acquired most effective undoubtedly one of their previous 5 league video games and are seventh within the league.

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