PANTA REI, everything flows. It is a Greek motto attributed to the philosopher Heraclitus, who probably never pronounced it but who surely thought it. It means everything flows, everything passes. But today perhaps it is appropriate to say PANTA RUI. Indeed, PANTA MARIO RUI, because this season’s Mario Rui is really everywhere. In Naples he arrives in the national team. In the big match at San Siro, Milan was everywhere. In defense to run, close and double, forward to assist for Simeone’s goal. And yesterday with Portugal he was among the best in the field.
Mario Rui also protagonist with Portugal
The Napoli full-back played from 1 ‘shining in the 4-0 to the Czech Republic, where he was also the protagonist of an assist for Bruno Fernandessilencing the cheap irony that punctually so many fans – and some improvised worker (or livòri) – throw up on the player every other day as well.
Mario Rui has been targeted by fans for years
On social media, in the little crowds on the street, at the stadium: the always ready grin, the mischievous joke at the edge of the tongue, the free malice that always comes out. And the comment which is always the same: Mario Rui again, but what does he do? They too see Mario Rui everywhere, even when he’s not there. At every danger or every goal suffered, the first thought is: did you see Mario Rui cumbinated but addò jamme? Then it turns out that maybe it was Kim or Rrahmani or Di Lorenzo but nothing, it is always the fault of Mario Rui, who every summer seems to have to leave and always stays in Naples.
Living with this cross for six years would not have been easy for anyone but he, the Portuguese soldier who seems to come out of an Austro-Hungarian World War I figurine, shrugs and goes on. He fights, runs, defends his comrades in brawls. And he always plays. With Spalletti – who calls him “the teacher” – as it used to happen with his predecessors. And if in the past he had no viable alternative, now there is Olivera. Yet Mario Rui plays who has made some mistakes, who has missed a few games, but the premeditated fury, the backroom sarcasm, the a priori insult does not deserve it and now everyone is realizing it.
The Napoli fans now exalt Mario Rui and the applause finally arrives on the social networks: “The ‘Maestro’ Mario Rui is experiencing a golden age!”, Or: “I would not want to be in the shoes of Cancel it who deserves his place with Mario Rui “and again:” Mario Rui on fire in this start of the season “
There are those who write: “He has determination to sell. But let’s face it: the air of “competition“Did you more than good. This year it is growing sharply. In any case, her role in the locker room should also be appreciated (this year more than ever) “.
The web is unleashed: “And instead we always denigrate it!” it’s still: “Mario Rui wears out those who don’t have it ”and finally:“ Mario Rui silences those who criticized him ”.