Coach Gennaro Gattuso watched from the sidelines with a black patch over his proper eye as an out-of-sorts Napoli fell to consecutive defeats for the primary time this season following a 2-0 loss at Lazio in Serie A on Sunday.
“Rino is preventing this eye downside and can have it for a number of extra days, then hopefully every part will return as earlier than,” his assistant Luigi Riccio who attended the press convention in Gattuso’s place stated after the match.
Gattuso, 42, suffers from ocular myasthenia, an auto-immune illness that impacts the muscle mass which management the eyes, and which flared up a number of days in the past.
Fifth-placed Napoli suffered in opposition to Lazio, in eighth, who’re their direct rivals for the Champions League locations.
Napoli have been enjoying with out injured Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen and membership report scorer Dries Mertens, with captain Lorenzo Insigne suspended for insulting the referee of their defeat at Inter Milan final day out.
Napoli have been by no means actually within the recreation with Lazio goalkeeper Pepe Reina barely examined other than a Fabian Ruiz strike after 18 minutes.
Ciro Motionless headed dwelling the opener within the ninth minute, with the Italian ahead organising Luis Alberto for the second on 55 minutes following a blunder within the Napoli defence.
“A step backwards in comparison with many different video games, it wasn’t us, lacklustre, ugly, gentle, delicate,” blasted Riccio.
“We’re sorry, however this is not the staff we’re. We now have to react instantly in opposition to Torino on Wednesday.”
So as to add to Napoli’s woes Hirving Lozano took a blow to his left ankle and is now doubtful for his or her midweek recreation at their newly-named Diego Armando Maradona stadium.
Napoli are eight factors behind leaders AC Milan as they aim their first Serie A titles for the reason that days of membership legend Maradona in 1987 and 1990.