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Gattuso says ‘helmets and armor’ will be used at the Camp Nou against Barcelona

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The Italian is ready for the second leg

SSC Napoli v FC Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg Photo by MB Media/Getty Images

Napoli came away with a clearly impressive 1-1 draw with Barcelona at home on Wednesday. The Champions League matchup saw an impressive start by Napoli that ended up earning them a draw. Napoli’s manager Gennaro Gattuso made it clear that despite the draw held at home, his side would be well prepared to go into the Camp Nou.

“Of course nothing is finished, we know there will be difficulties but we’ll buy the helmets, the armour and we’ll go and play at Camp Nou.”

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What Gattuso is making clear is that any semblance of what happened at home, may not happen at Barcelona. His side will be forced to play a brutal defensive style of football. Physicality and tactics will be key if Napoli want to come into the Camp Nou and come away with a positive result. Gattuso knows that all too well.