UEFA Champions League


Napoli's coach Carlo Ancelotti spoke to the media at a press conference ahead of Wednesday's match with Red Bull Salzburg at Red Bull Arena.

We have two games against Salzburg now and they'll go a long way to determining whether or not we make it out of the group,” Ancelotti said. “We'll be facing a team that have a well-established playing style, although they have changed lots of personnel. They've shown they're capable of going toe to toe with anyone. I expect my team to play with courage and at a high tempo. We must be confident and set out to boss the game from the off. We'll need both individual ability and teamwork to win. We could learn a lot from tomorrow's match.

Will Arek Milik play?

Milik has always either started or come off the bench when he's been fit. I couldn't use him when he was injured. I haven't decided the line-up yet but both the starters and the subs will be crucial. You need 14 players for matches like this – those coming off the bench can be game-changers."

Is there a more atmosphere in the camp now after Saturday's win?

More importantly I've had all the international players back for a few more days now. [Hirving] Lozano has trained well too so I have more options. We know how important these matches are but if we put everything into it we can win. We've prepared for the game very carefully. We want to dictate proceedings by playing with confidence and character.

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