In his pre-match press conference Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso spoke about Quique Setien, his opposite number on Tuesday night.
“I respect Setien a lot, he did a great job at Betis and now at Barcelona, I admire his work,” said Gattuso.
“WIth Setien I’m seeing a Barca that in the last two years I haven’t seen. They have a lot of strength to get the ball back with a high press. They’ve impressed me how they attack the space, they’ve got a lot better in the last four or five games. They’re a team of Martians and we need to have the game of our life.”
It’s Gattuso and Setien’s debuts in the Champions League.
Image: Quique Setien
“I don’t know if it’s the worst debut possible, we’re facing a very good team,” Gattuso continued. “They have a great side, reborn with Setien. We want to have a good match and it will be complicated.”
On Messi he added: “It’s not just Messi but he’s very good, an example for everyone. He’s incredible and has been through his career, he seems like a PlayStation player.”