Monday December 9 2019
Meret: 'Napoli have mental barrier'

Alex Meret claims Napoli’s problems are psychological and not physical as “we have shown in the Champions League we can win.”

The Partenopei face Belgian side Racing Genk tomorrow night, and a win will guarantee them top spot in Group E.

With that in mind, Meret urged his team to block out all the noise and concentrate on the game.

“We have to leave everything else out, and think only about the pitch. Everything else must not affect us,” he said at a press conference.

“We know that this is an important game, we have the desire to find a victory that we’ve been missing for some time.

“We are all focusedand we know that making it through to the next round depends only on us.”

Napoli have not won in almost two months, and the goalkeeper believes their inability to win games is due to a mental barrier and not a physical one.

“We haven’t been able to keep up our rhythm for the entirety of a game, this affects us. But I think it’s a mental problem and not a physical one.

”We have shown this to be the case in the Champions League. We can overcome the problem by keeping up that rhythm during a Serie A game.”

The southeners drew 1-1 with Udinese last time out, and the former Zebrette youngster was asked if he could’ve done better with Kevin Lasagna’s goal.

“You can always do better, but Lasagna’s goal was good. It’s a shame as the goal came from a corner kick to us, so it could’ve been avoided.

“Now we’re thinking about tomorrow’s game.”

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