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Ancelotti urges Napoli not to “let our heads drop”

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According to Napoli manager, Carlo Ancelotti, the 1-1 draw with SPAL is not good but his team should continue looking for better performance.

Napoli wasted a chance to close on the top three of the Italian Lega Serie A by drawing 1-1 with SPAL today.

But according to Partenopei manager Carlos Ancelotti, his team shouldn’t let its head drop and starting thinking about having better performances.

“It was a good performance, we never lost our sharpness on the SPAL counter-attacks, even if we got a little unbalanced in the second half,” the coach was quoted by Football Italia.

“Obviously, we don’t always have much energy after playing in the Champions League, but we looked in good shape.”

He added: “We must continue with this intensity and the results will eventually prove us right. We were just a little unlucky today.”

“In the last half-hour, we played practically just in their final third. I tried to use Jose Callejon wider to get crosses in for Fernando Llorente and Arek Milik. We had chances.”

“These are games where it’s difficult to make the most of the spaces. Everyone worked hard, Eljif Elmas could’ve done more in the first half, but he is young and needs support to develop,” he said.

“We put in the performance and I have a few things to complain about. We mustn’t let our heads drop, as on Wednesday there’s another game to be played.”

“When you hit the woodwork every game, it’s difficult to train for that. We must continue this attacking intensity and try to aim slightly better,” he commented.