Wednesday September 14 2011
Mazzarri wanted the victory

Walter Mazzarri was not happy with Napoli's Manchester draw. “There are regrets, as we probably deserved a second goal.”

The Partenopei were hardly the favourites for this group, but had taken the lead at the City of Manchester Stadium before the 1-1 final result.

“We started too anxious and were fortunate not to concede in the first half, but the tension left and we played the way we know how, probably deserving a second goal,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

“We started to get cocky and tried to shoot from 30 metres, that was the real regret.

“If you don't take your chances in a stadium like this, then you can risk defeat, as we did with free kicks and giving the ball away in midfield.

“We are perfectionists and always want to control the tempo, which we didn't do in the first half.”

Both teams hit the crossbar, while a Vincent Kompany goalline clearance denied Marek Hamsik's volley.

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