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Napoli lost 0-1 to Empoli on Sunday in Serie A matchday 12. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia started on the bench before coming on in the second half. When asked about this choice, Rudi Garcia refuted the idea that the Georgian had been sent off, and suggested that he had been used as a wild card.
“Exclusion is a dirty word, it’s just to give Kvara a breather and make the difference in the second half. We needed new strength, and I’ve got a different way of playing without making any changes. We need to score goals, to have a presence in the team’s penalty area and having both Raspadori and Simeone together is a plus for the team to win. The 4-3-3 is still something the players know by heart, and we may use it today too, but the important thing is to win the match,” Rudi Garcia told Sky Sport.