Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso believes his struggles with a watch illness has had an impression on the workforce who prolonged their winless run in Serie A to a few video games with a 1-1 draw in opposition to Torino on Wednesday.
“For a month now there have been rumours that I’m dying, however don’t be concerned, I’m not dying,” mentioned the 42-year-old former World Cup winner.
“I endure from an auto-immune illness, myasthenia,” he defined of the sickness that impacts the muscle tissues which management the eyes.
“Seeing double is a giant issue and I have not been myself for a month. I feel the lads additionally suffered due to this.”
Captain Lorenzo Insigne struck late to rescue a degree in opposition to their all-time low rivals as Napoli dropped from third to fifth in Serie A, 9 factors behind leaders AC Milan.
The southerners have taken only one level from the final three league video games and had been additionally held of their final two Europa League video games.
However on Tuesday they received their enchantment after being handed a 3-0 defeat and a one-point deduction for failing to show as much as play Juventus in Turin due to coronavirus circumstances final October.
“We arrived at this (Torino) recreation exhausted, we have now so many drained gamers,” mentioned Gattuso, whose facet misplaced to Inter Milan and Lazio within the final week.
“We have been enjoying each three days for 4 months.
“You want to have your legs, muscle tissues and head prepared, even I with the attention drawback am not myself.
“That is the third time this illness has hit me in 10 years, however it’s going to move, my eye will return to its place and I will be extra lovely than earlier than.
“I’ve struggled lots, now I am somewhat higher, however I used to be very drained and I used to be seeing double.
“Solely a madman like me would hold going,” added the previous AC Milan and Glasgow Rangers midfielder.