Ancelotti feels Napoli should have scored more

Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti claims his team should have scored more goals despite sealing a 3-1 Europa League victory at FC Zurich.

Lorenzo Insigne, Jose Callejon and Piotr Zielinski got the goals, but Benjamin Kololli converted a late penalty to reduce the deficit.

However, the former Madrid man who is a master tactician in European competitions was delighted with his side’s performance.

“Europe is always special. We did pretty well, it’s a good result,” the Coach told Football Italia via Sky Italia after his first ever Europa League game.

“We attacked well, the finishing was a bit better than against Fiorentina, but we still could’ve scored a lot more goals and created so many opportunities.

Ancelotti highlighted the need to work on the balls and also complained about the poor state of the pitch.

“We lost our focus a little towards the end. I must say the pitch was bad and the ball even worse.

“It’s very light and has a different trajectory to the one used in the Champions League or Serie A.

“If UEFA want to build up the Europa League, they should start by doing something about the ball.

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“Insigne and Zielinski positions are the keys to our approach. They play between the lines and we found them more for direct attacks largely because Allan and Fabian were being pressed. I think those roles suit them and their characteristics.”

Carletto was happy with the display of Fabian Ruiz after Marek Hamsik completed his transfer to Dalian Yifang.

“Fabian Ruiz is a player who still needs to develop, as at times he takes a break during the match and loses focus.

“He has great potential and is very different to Hamsik. He doesn’t have the same vision as Hamsik, but can play the ball in tighter spaces.

“Perhaps we do better at home because the players feel more relaxed and comfortable.”


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