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Napoli’s Faouzi Ghoulam sends message to fans ahead of Fiorentina game

22:19 GMT 08/12/2017
Faouzi Ghoulam Napoli 2017
The Stadio San Paolo outfit suffered their first league defeat this season and crashed out of the Uefa Champions League in the spate of five days

Injured Faouzi Ghoulam has called on Napoli supporters to rally behind the team when they host Fiorentina for Sunday’s Serie A tie.

Maurizio Sarri’s men suffered two successive defeats within five days which saw their unbeaten run of 15 league games halted with a 1-0 defeat to Juventus in their last league outing on December 1.

And they also crashed out of the Champions League after a 2-1 loss to Feyenoord on Wednesday which saw them demoted to the Uefa Europa League round of 32.

Despite being out of action since November 1 due to an anterior cruciate ligament tear he suffered in a Champions League tie against Manchester City, Ghoulam has assured the fans of his immediate return but urged them to support the team as they aim to get back to winning ways against La Viola.

“I work hard to get back as soon as possible and stronger than before and help my teammates!! Sunday think about it: take the field with us, prepare the flags and paint the stadium of Azzurro!,” Ghoulam wrote on Instagram.

The Naples outfit are placed second in the Serie A log with 38 points from 15 games this season.