Thursday January 30 2014
Roma tie excites Hamsik

Napoli playmaker Marek Hamsik says he is excited about the prospect of a Coppa Italia semi-final against Scudetto chasing Roma.

The Slovakian, speaking after his side secured a late 1-0 quarter-final victory over Lazio on Wednesday evening, believes Napoli deserved their win, as he hopes to reach what would be a second final in three years.

“When you play knockout matches it’s never easy,” he said. “You can’t afford to make any mistakes.

“Lazio are a quality side and with a coach like Reja, who I know very well, they have recovered well after a difficult start.

“I’m pleased that in the end we managed to score the goal needed to get through, I think we deserved it on the balance of play.

“Now we’ll start thinking about the semi-final with Roma, we’re looking forward to it as we want to get to another final.”

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