That’s not Koul
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has been slammed by Chelsea summer signing Kalidou Koulibaly following his comments over African players.
De Laurentiis claimed that he will no longer bring African players to Naples out of fear of losing them to the Africa Cup of Nations.
Koulibaly said: “It’s up to him, if he wanted to say this. But for me the most important thing is to respect everybody.
“When I played there I was playing also for Senegal. I won Afcon when I was playing for Senegal for Napoli.
“It’s true it’s difficult for them, but I think you have to respect the national team also. You have to have respect like you have of European national teams.
“As captain of Senegal it’s not a good way to speak about African nationality, but I respect what he thinks.
“If he thinks that, it’s up to him, but I think not everybody has the same idea as him in the club. The supporters don’t think like this.
“It’s up to him, it’s not an idea of the society or the city, the city is respectful of everything.
“This world, it’s what he thinks, not what the team thinks or what the city thinks”
Source: The Sun