Thursday December 20 2012
Mazzarri: No easy games in Europe

Napoli boss Walter Mazzarri has conceded that there are 'no easy games in Europe' as his team drew Viktoria Plzen in the Europa League.

The Partenopei will host Pavel Vrba's side on February 14 before travelling to the Czech Republic a week later for the last 32 second leg.

And the 51-year-old Coach has admitted that he will not underestimate the Group B winners.

“In Europe, there are no easy games,” he told reporters. “If a team reaches the knockout stages it means they are a good side.

“Viktoria topped a group that involved Atletico Madrid, so that's the sort of team we're dealing with.

“We will address Viktoria with the utmost respect knowing that they are capable of continuing their journey in the Europa League.”

Club President Aurelio De Laurentiis also commented on the prospect of playing the Gambrinus Liga team.

“It is a challenging draw,” he told the team's official Twitter account. “Because Viktoria were ahead of Atletico Madrid.”

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