Wednesday April 25 2012
Mazzarri: 'Napoli are back'

Walter Mazzarri feels “Napoli are back” after two consecutive victories over Novara and Lecce, but won’t discuss the Champions League.

The Partenopei went for a month without managing a single win, but have revived their hopes of finishing third after conquering the Stadio Via del Mare 2-0 today.

“I am happy we have rediscovered our balance and unity. In the last two games we have been calmer and kept clean sheets, so this is good news,” said the Coach.

“When we feel solid, we are able to avoid those silly errors, even without the ball. We have worked hard on positioning from set plays, but above all the concentration of the players and it showed against Lecce, who have some very dangerous forwards.

“The Napoli of a month ago is back, able to move the ball around and place vertical passes when necessary.

“There are still a few errors to resolve, but we will work during the week on these incidents.”

Napoli are now in pole position for the Champions League preliminary round spot after Lazio, Udinese and Roma all lost today.

“I didn’t talk about third place before and I’m not going to do it now,” smiled Mazzarri.