Edinson Cavani took the match ball home with him and felt the victory over Roma was “more important for us than the table.”
His hat-trick secured Napoli’s thrilling 4-1 win over the Giallorossi to fly into third place.
“I think the win is more important for us than the table. People thought we were done for after a couple of bad results, as if we had somehow collapsed, but this was a show of professionalism and this squad deserves to go forward.
“The Champions League could be our target, but there is the entire second half of the season to go and we must try to keep calm, keep our heads down and keep going.”
The three goals put Cavani top of the Capocannoniere charts, overtaking Stephan El Shaarawy.
“My seasonal objective is to take Napoli as far as possible and achieve the targets this club has set.”