"Barça should beat Napoli even if they had 4-5 players out injured"

"Barça should beat Napoli even if they had 4-5 players out injured"

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"Napoli are a good side but they aren't Juventus. They finished in 7th place this year," insists the former Barça player

Former FC Barcelona striker Julio Salinas claims it would be a disaster if Barça don't eliminate Napoli in the Champions League.

"Napoli are a good team but they aren't Juventus. They finished 7th in this season's Serie A. If we are worried against Napoli, after drawing 1-1 away from home, we're in bad shape. We should go through even if we had four or five injured players. If not, it'd be a disaster," argues Salinas. 

He also believes the club got it right by keeping Quique Setien in the hot seat. "It doesn't make sense to change the coach just for one week. A dressing room with this magnitude of players wants to remain balanced and they've sorted out their issues with Setien and Sarabia. If they win the Champions League, there's no reason to change the manager who is under contract." 

Salinas thinks the break has come at a great time as it's allowed the overworked XI a chance to recover. "When Barça returned from the coronavirus break, they played well, but in the space of a few minutes, they'd thrown it all away, like the one against Celta. I hope to see a fully focused Barcelona who don't allow what happened against Roma and Liverpool to happen again."

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