“We tried to do the right thing to continue down our path but we made too many mistakes out there tonight,” explained Luciano Spalletti after the 4-1 defeat at home to Lille in a friendly on Wednesday evening.
“We still need to finish our preparations and when you play such an open game against such good opponents, it’s too big a risk. It’s all part of the work that we’re doing.
“Our leges don’t currently support our footballing ideas and the technical ability that the team has. We need to improve our fitness, which is part of our plans both collectively and individually. We’re working hard in training and showing intensity and focus, so there are no problems in terms of mentality.”
The boss finished up with a mention of the Christmas message that he received from club president Aurelio De Laurentiis: “We wished each other all the best over the festive period. He’s shown us his confidence and support for the club through his message, which is always important.”