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Napoli coach Gattuso: Torino point a precious one

Napoli coach Rino Gattuso was able to speak with the media after their draw with Torino last night.

Gattuso has been battling with an eye condition, which again was affecting him in the post-match media conference.

He said, “We arrived really wiped out to this game, missing so many players, and even Chucky Lozano performed a miracle to play 30 minutes.

“Therefore, we hang on to this point and consider it precious. I admit I've not been myself for the last 12 days either. I want to make an appeal to all those, especially kids, who look in the mirror and see something that looks odd or not quite right: life is beautiful. Embrace it all.

“The lads suffered too seeing me like this, I know that, but I'm alive. I've had myasthenia for 10 years, this is the third time it has flared up this badly, but it'll pass and my eye will return to normal.

“It's not just that it looks bad, this condition makes you feel really exhausted, plus seeing double 24 hours a day really takes it out of you. Only a crazy person like me would keep going.

“However, this is my life and there are worse things. I know some out there already assume I've got a month left to live, but I can assure you, it's fine. When I eventually die, I want to go where I lived, on a football pitch."

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