ExReal Madrid accuse Napoli president of ‘not hiring Africans’ and ‘drawing’ an ‘indisputable truth’

ExReal Madrid accuse Napoli president of ‘not hiring Africans’ and ‘drawing’ an ‘indisputable truth’

Nigerian coach and former Real Madrid assistant, Portugal’s José Peseiro, has given ESPN his opinion on Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis’ stance on not signing any more African players.

Napoli start this Wednesday at the Diego Armando Maradona stadium en route to winning the Champions League title and face Liverpool on day onecurrent finalist.

It will be the team’s first appearance in European competition after a statement that sparked controversy around the world.

In a newspaper interview Wall Street Italy on August 3, Aurelio De Laurentiispresident of the club, indicated that he would no longer hire players from the African continent for the Naples.

According to the director, the decision was made because African footballers miss many matches with their clubs due to the Africa Cup of Nations, which is always celebrated in the middle of the European season. The president of Naples He stressed that he can reverse his decision, but that will only happen if the player in question guarantees that he will not participate in the selection tournament to defend the Naples.

“I will no longer hire African players. I will only hire those who give up competing in the Africa Cup of Nations“, he said. “We hire them and after a short time they are no longer available. We pay them their salary so they can go and play for other teams.”

The Naples has two African players in the squad, including the Cameroonian midfielder Zambo Anguissaholder in the regime of Luciano Spalletti.

Chairman’s statement Aurelio De Laurentiis this has had a negative impact among African national teams, which are represented by several players in European football.

In interview with ESPNthe technician of Nigerian and former technical assistant Carlos Queiroz in the Real Madrid, Jose Peseiroadopted a softer tone on the position taken by the president of the Naplesteam in which the Nigerian striker plays Victor Osimhen.

“The President of Naples You have every right to make the decisions you want, we live in a democratic world. We may or may not agree,” he said. tinwho pointed out what could be an “obstacle” to the Italian coach’s decision.

“The club has the right to sign the players they want. But we know that Europe will need more and more South American and African players. There is no getting around that. There is fewer and fewer young people born in Europe and fewer and fewer young people playing football.”

“I used to say that if football in Europe wants to retain the purity, the skill, the imagination that we find more and more in the countries where street football remains, where children spend more time playing football than on the PlayStation…”.

“It’s an indisputable truth: the quality of European football will increasingly depend on youngsters born in South America, Africa and Asia. I don’t see how this can be replicated in many clubs. They are indispensable if we want a game the way we like to see it.”

“Anyone who loves football in the world loves emotion. And unfortunately, for a matter of birth, of co-responsibility in relation to what is happening with our young people in Europe, who have a lot to do, and football s turns out to be just one more thing, whereas in Africa and South America football is still one of the most important things for young people, and it gives them a lot more potential to make the most beautiful and most beautiful, which to me is the most wonderful game in the world”.

Napoli and Liverpool face off in Group A of the Champions League.

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