“Previously, Napoli based its football on the counterattack, working for Edinson Cavani. That was totally clear. And in the Napoli we have begun to build there is a lot of possession. But possession is not an objective in itself, it’s a way of understanding football.
“You have to build a team that is able to hold on to the ball when it needs to have it or to play on the counter when it needs to.
“Of course it is possible to play great football without possession. I remember when I was in Spain, that Juan Manuel Gozalo said how great a cross and a good header into the back of the net was. Or how brilliant a sliding tackle was, when you hit the floor to intercept the ball.”
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