Serie A side Napoli in lockdown - FCNaija

Serie A By: Ambrose Udeme | 17/03/2018

Serie outfit Napoli are reportedly putting their squad in a training retreat to prepare for Sunday’s meeting with Genoa.

Napoli look to keep their Scudetto dreams alive as they host Goran Pandev’s Genoa on Sunday. Last week’s away draw to Inter, a good result on almost any other occasion, means that Napoli will likely be seven points behind Juventus who take on relegation-threatened SPAL 24 hours before the Partenopei step on to the field.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Maurizio Sarri is taking the unusual action to get their minds on the job at the Stadio San Paolo.

This doesn’t tend to be implemented ahead of a home game, but Sarri is taking extra precautions after picking up one point from the last two Serie A fixtures against Roma and Inter.

The Partenopei have fallen four points behind new leaders Juventus and that gap could stand at seven points if the Bianconeri beat SPAL this evening.

Among the reasons for the training retreat could be Sarri’s insistence that Napoli ignore the Juve match and not watch it on television.