Thursday February 21 2019
Verdi: 'Qualification not secure yet'

Simone Verdi admits injuries delayed his development at Napoli, but he is focused on securing Europa League qualification against FC Zurich.

It kicks off at 17.55 GMT after a 3-1 first leg victory in Switzerland, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

“I had too many injuries in the first half of the season and that prompted delays to my development as well as settling into a new environment,” the ex-Bologna man told Sky Sport Italia.

“Then there was another problem with my ankle that kept me out for a while, but now I am training regularly and hope it keeps getting better.

“This match must not be underestimated, as there are another 90 minutes to go and we must play them to the best of our abilities. Qualification is not secure yet.

“We’ve got to make the most of the chances we get in attack, seeing as we haven’t been very effective in front of goal lately.”

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