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Sunday January 30 2011
Mazzarri impressed with Cavani

Walter Mazzarri praised hat-trick hero Edinson Cavani, but continues to ignore Napoli's Scudetto chances.

“I feel more relief now, as three days ago I was upset when we went out of the Coppa Italia on penalties,” smiled the Coach after a 4-0 thrashing of Sampdoria.

“I don't think about the table, as all I want to do is focus on training my players as best I can.

“We have set some solid foundations, kept the core of the side and are building on what we already achieved last season.”

Cavani is Capocannoniere after today's hat-trick and has been compared to Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

“They have different characteristics. Ibrahimovic has been a champion for years and won countless titles in different countries.

“Having said that, Cavani already impressed me when I was in charge of Sampdoria, as he really sums up my idea of football.

“I told all the directors to sign him as soon as we could. I am happy to have these players, although clearly Milan, Inter and also Juventus have a stronger overall squad.

“As of today, it would be impossible to think we're on a par with those sides.”

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