Fourteen finals until the end of the championship.
Easier said that done.
But Napoli needs to approach every match with maximum concentration, precisely as if it were a final from inside or outside, if they want to hope to win the competition of the other teams that aspire to reach one of the four available places at the end of the championship. for next season's Champions League qualification.
The finals, for Gattuso's team, begin on Wednesday at the Maipei Stadium in Reggio Emilia where Napoli meets Sassuolo, a team that in the first round won 2-0 at the 'Maradona' starting to highlight the defects and criticalities of the Neapolitan team, subsequently emerged in a more clear and defined way.
Meanwhile, Gattuso slowly recovers the unavailable players.
For tomorrow's match in Reggio Emilia there will also be Demme and Manolas who will probably start from the bench but who are ready to take the field if necessary.
The return of the Greek is a bit of a last-minute surprise.
Manolas today trained with the rest of the group and has shown that he has completely disposed of the sprained ankle that had knocked him out in recent games.
With Koulibaly disqualified, the pair of central defenders will be Rrahmani-Maksimovic, but Manolas could be thrown into the fray should the need arise.
The defective verbs remain instead in attack where to see Oshimen it will be necessary to wait for next Sunday's match at the 'Maradona' with Bologna.
Petagna and Lozano will instead be available later, perhaps just in time when it is time to face the terrible triptych of away matches, with Milan, with Juventus for the midweek recovery of the first leg not played in Turin and with Roma.
In attack, the responsibility for scoring goals will also fall to Reggio Emilia on the shoulders of the recovered Mertens.
The Belgian, after the long absence due to the ankle injury remedied in December in the match with Inter, is regaining his best physical shape and Gattuso is betting a lot on his contribution to reach the goal of fourth place in the standings.
In defense, the coach should reconfirm on the left Ghoulam, author of two excellent performances in the second half of the Europa League challenge with Granada and for the entire match with Benevento.
For Mario Rui only a seat on the bench.