Marek Hamsik praised his Napoli teammates for the ‘patience’ they showed to beat Atalanta 1-0 on Sunday.
Napoli extended their lead at the top of Serie A to four points, courtesy of Dries Mertens’ winner at the Azzurri d’Italia, and Hamsik was delighted to have got one over his bogey team.
“I had a fever a few days ago and only joined up with the team on Saturday,” he told the club’s official website.
“The most important thing was the victory. We beat Atalanta, a team that never stop and recently eliminated us from the Coppa Italia, without forgetting the two defeats from last season.
“We patiently met our objectives during the 90 minutes, and win that we wanted came. We’re top, but our objective is still far away.
“Now we’re focused on Bologna, and we can’t wait to play them.”
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