Lorenzo Insigne is certain that his side showed enough “heart and grit” to be able to fight for the Scudetto till the very end of the season as they struggled to put these performances through the whole season last years.
Napoli managed to beat AC Milan 2-1 and they are at the top of the table four points behind Juventus – but the current Serie A champions have got their weekend match ahead of them. Insigne managed to score himself in this important match against the Rossoneri and Piotr Zielinski added the second one – Alessio Romagnoli was on the scoresheet too but it just wasn’t enough for the guests.
The Italy international spoke about this match as he said, according to ESPN: “It was a great victory against a good side like Milan. Aside from the tactics and technique, we needed heart and grit to win this game and we’ll need those elements. We can do great things this season, we’re giving it our all and hope that by the end of the day it’ll be enough. We don’t want to let the fans down.”
Insigne also spoke about national team coach Ventura being sacked as he was omitted from his starting eleven: “I don’t like to cause controversy. He considered those to be the right men to reach the World Cup and I accept the decisions of the coach. “I am sad because Italy are not going to the World Cup, not because I didn’t play.”
The Napoli coach, Maurizio Sarri, was also happy with the overall performance even though it wasn’t the best one: “It wasn’t our sharpest performance, yet looking overall we allowed hardly anything and created eight clear scoring opportunities, so that’s good in the circumstances. Our tempo dropped in the second half and we sat too deep, but despite that, we didn’t allow many real chances. Almost everyone was off on international duty, so our fitness levels could not have been perfect.”