Captain Paolo Cannavaro took Napoli’s Press conference ahead of the Monday trip to Cagliari and made it clear the team wants Walter Mazzarri to stay.
“The Coach is still happy and looks the same to us. In fact, he’s even more determined than usual,” assured the defender.
“He gives the side so much adrenaline. We show on the field that we believe in our Coach and you can see his ideas in the way we play.
“It’s true we now have this style of football embedded into our minds, but that doesn’t mean Mazzarri can leave.
“The fact his contract expires this summer is a detail that counts for nothing. We have achieved our European objective has been achieved and now we want to continue irritating the teams who are ahead of us in the Serie A table.
“No matter what some people may say, we are doing well this season.”
The Partenopei were caught in third place by Fiorentina last week after dropping a 2-0 lead to draw with Milan.
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“We are giving our all and deserve the position we are in,” continued Cannavaro.
“The atmosphere in Cagliari will be fiery. There are always strange games there and a certain rivalry between these teams. They have been doing well under their new Coach and we will run into some difficulties, especially marking their strikers.”
Napoli must also reshuffle, as Edinson Cavani is suspended with Goran Pandev still not 100 per cent fit.
“We do not have Cavani and we will miss him, but we do have alternatives.”