Wednesday September 26 2012
Mazzarri hails Napoli mentality

Walter Mazzarri praised “everyone at Napoli” as well as hat-trick hero Edinson Cavani after a 3-0 victory over Lazio.

The Partenopei are joint Serie A leaders with Juventus after this crushing win over one of the other Scudetto contenders.

“The whole team played a great game and I am happy with everyone at Napoli tonight,” said the Coach.

“I told the side that we could lose this evening, because Lazio are a great side, but the important thing was to see the right attitude and character on the field. That is what I saw tonight.

“When we relax, then we always risk embarrassing ourselves, but today the team went out there with the right approach.

“Valon Behrami did particularly well, as he won back possession dozens of times and ran so hard to help the team.”

Lazio thought they had taken an early lead when Miroslav Klose put the ball in the net, but the German international confessed to scoring with his hand and the goal was disallowed.

“It was a nice gesture, but I think it was also thanks to the rules that he owned up, because he knew that it would be caught on camera and he’d be punished afterwards.”