Walter Mazzarri claims everyone is gunning for Napoli after their strong start to the season.
The Partenopei currently lie second in Serie A ahead of tomorrow's clash with champions Inter.
"The difficulty comes now," he said. "Guns are pointed at us from all sides. It gives me pleasure.
"I am enjoying myself and I hope that the team understands this spirit.
"We have already shown that this team has grown a lot in terms of mentality. We have overcome many obstacles like the group stages of the Europa League.
"Aside from what happens against Inter and Juventus, the test of our growth has already taken place.
"If we were to close the first half of the season with something important, we would be even further forward than our predictions.
"Above all I am thinking about the performance."
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