Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis reportedly inspired his players ahead of the 1-0 win over Milan. ‘You are strong, believe in yourself’.
Il Corriere dello Sport reports the patron spoke to the players by phone before the match at San Siro and encouraged the Partenopei to fight for a place in the Champions League.
Matteo Politano gave the visitors the win with the only goal in the match after 49 minutes, as the Rossoneri’s injury crisis continued to burden the home side.
Napoli are fifth, two points behind Atalanta with one game in hand, and are fully alive in the battle for Champions League football next season.
De Laurentiis reportedly called the dressing room ahead of the match and said: “Don’t worry, you will do it.
“You are strong, believe in yourself.”
The President is still convinced the Azzurri can achieve the qualification goal and their next match is against direct rivals Roma, who sit sixth and are tied on points with De Laurentiis’ side.