Kalidou Koulibaly confesses Napoli ‘have no more excuses, our objective is the Champions League and we must do everything to get into the top four.’
The Partenopei crashed out of the Europa League with a 3-2 aggregate defeat to Granada, as today’s 2-1 win was not enough to overturn the 2-0 first leg result.
“We are disappointed, as we could’ve done more. It was difficult after the 2-0 first leg defeat, conceding the equaliser today knocked the wind out of us, but we still tried to the end,” Koulibaly told Sky Sport Italia.
“We wanted to go forward in the competition and going out today is painful. We saw once again that Granada played with everyone behind the ball.”
Napoli are now out of the Europa League and the Coppa Italia, so there is only one remaining target.
“There are no more excuses now. Our objective is to get back into the Champions League and we must do everything to get into the top four. It’s simply too important for us, we have to reach the top four at all costs.”