Saturday November 17 2012
Mazzarri: 'Points thrown away'

Walter Mazzarri criticised Napoli for squandering a 2-0 lead against Milan. “We threw away two points and there are regrets.”

The Partenopei looked comfortable with Gokhan Inler and Lorenzo Insigne giving them an early advantage, but Stephan El Shaarawy’s brace got it back for a 2-2 draw.

“When a team takes the lead and doesn’t finish off the game by wasting chances like that, then against a side like Milan you’re inevitably going to end up with a draw,” shrugged the Coach.

“It’s a shame, as with a little more sharpness we could’ve closed it. We needed to control the tempo better, but instead we even took free kicks quickly!

“We need to improve and work on these aspects of the sport. We could’ve also done better on the counter-attack, but instead we threw away two points.”

Insigne had the opportunity to make it 3-0, but rolled across to Edinson Cavani instead and it was intercepted.

“Let’s just say he was excessively generous,” continued Mazzarri. “We have to improve in these aspects too.

“We keep going game by game, but when it ends like this there are certainly regrets. It has to be said physically we were also poor today, as the internationals were out for a while.

“Kevin-Prince Boateng created problems for us down the right and it’s a shame that we conceded both goals towards the end of each half. Incidents decided the match.”

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