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Wednesday March 14 2012
Cannavaro: 'This defeat hurts'

Paolo Cannavaro admits “it hurts to lose like this, but we leave the Champions League with our heads held very high.”

Napoli’s 3-1 first leg lead was wiped out at Stamford Bridge and they eventually capitulated to Chelsea 5-4 on aggregate in extra time.

“It hurts to lose like this, as we had so many chances, but this is the result and we leave the Champions League with our heads held very high,” said the captain.

“You can barely hear anything on the pitch, as it’s just a wall of noise. There was a little misunderstanding in defence on the second goal, which is a shame.

“We really wanted to push for third place in Serie A, but after tonight our hunger has become stronger because playing in arenas like this is our objective.”

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