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Napoli coach Gattuso slams Granada play-acting

Napoli coach Rino Gattuso slammed Granada's play-acting after being dumped out of the Europa League by the LaLiga outfit.

A 2-1 win in Naples wasn't enough as they lost the round 32 tie 3-2 on aggregate.

“We conceded another absurd goal today after a ricocheted shot. We should have pride and regret, because even over two games we showed that we have something more than them," Gattuso told Sky Italia.

“Those who represent Italian football have to make our presence felt more, because over the last few days I've seen some incredible things on the field. If an Italian team dared do what Granada did today with the time-wasting, we'd have been on all the front pages.

“In the first half, we played about 16-17 minutes of football and in the second half it was even worse. I think there ought to be respect and if there isn't, then we need to make sure we are respected. The referee can't lose three minutes every time there's a foul.

“If an Italian team does that, we'll get massacred in all the papers."

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