Sunday January 21 2018
Mertens: 'Last season...'

Dries Mertens admits Napoli “probably wouldn’t have won this match last season” after a 1-0 victory away to Atalanta.

“We won and I scored, so it was just perfect!” the Belgian told Mediaset Premium in Bergamo.

Last term, Atalanta did the double over Napoli, but in 2017-18 there were two very slender successes.

“It was so important for the team, the fans, as we know how difficult it is to get a result here. Perhaps last season we wouldn’t have won this match, but we’re stronger now and are very happy.

“It’s certainly another step forward. Here’s hoping.”

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