Kalidou Koulibaly has disclosed his burning desire to win silverware with Napoli and assured that a dramatic comeback against Arsenal is on the cards.
Napoli welcome Arsenal to the Stadio San Paolo for their Europa League quarter-final second leg on Thursday night.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men face an arduous task of overhauling a two-goal deficit from the first leg tie in the bid to secure a semi-final spot in the competition.
— Official SSC Napoli (@sscnapoli) April 17, 2019
And one man who is waxing strong ahead of the showdown is Senegalese defender Koulibaly despite recent links to Manchester United and Real Madrid in recent months.
Koulibaly expressed his desire to win a trophy with the Neapolitans and the Europa League presents the best chance to win any silverware after missing out in other competitions.
“I’ve grown compared to five years ago but I haven’t won anything yet,” the defender told Football Italia via Corriere della Sera.
“You grow when there are trophies in your trophy cabinet. I hope to achieve that here in Naples.
“This year would be great and we’ll try to make it happen, otherwise it’ll be for next season.
“I’m a Napoli player and I’ll give 100 percent to win something with this shirt. The market is full of talk, I prefer facts, which help us win, and to become great together.
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— Koulibaly Kalidou (@kkoulibaly26) April 18, 2019
“Napoli have given me so much. After the initial skepticism, their fans appreciated me. I would like to give them a trophy back.
“To go through, we need ruthlessness, focus and our heads. We know how to do that and we strongly believe. The whole city must keep up with us. We need the general public.”