Saturday April 28 2012
Mazzarri rues Napoli errors

Walter Mazzarri feels Napoli “wasted an opportunity” to get the victory against Roma this evening after conceding a late equaliser.

The Partenopei fought back to go 2-1 up before a last-gasp Fabio Simplicio strike made it 2-2.

“We had our chances in the first half too, while after the break we made mistakes that we cannot afford, wasted too many goals and at the end were punished,” said the Coach.

“We wasted an opportunity, which is not the first time it has happened this season, as we have dropped points along the way.

“Edinson Cavani seemed tired, so I replaced him with Ezequiel Lavezzi, who I thought could be more useful on the counter-attack. Unfortunately he’s still not 100 per cent fit, which is why he couldn’t start.

“Camilo Zuniga has incredible talent, but he was terrible in the first half. After the break he changed gear and scored a wonderful goal. It’s a shame about the late distraction, but aside from that we also made too many mistakes in attack.”

Napoli are still in the hunt for third place and Champions League qualification, but must wait for other results, most notably tomorrow night’s Udinese-Lazio.

“We will try to achieve the very best and at the end will see where we are. We mustn’t look at the other results. We got back on track against Novara and Lecce, so I am confident we can finish the campaign on a high.”

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