Saturday April 6 2013
Mazzarri: 'Genoa and Milan crucial'

Walter Mazzarri believes Napoli “will secure second place if we don’t get it wrong against Genoa and Milan,” but admits sending someone to secretly film his rivals.

The Partenopei are currently second in Serie A with a two-point advantage over the Rossoneri. On Sunday evening they welcome Genoa, click here for a match preview.

“I want to surprise Genoa a little bit, but Blerim Dzemaili is an extra weapon for us. He has a good shot and we saw that last week against Torino,” said the Coach of his hat-trick.

“If you look at the Genoa squad, it is difficult to understand why they are so far down the table. They have a great first XI and some fine replacements. We’ve got to be wary on set plays, as some of their players are very good from dead ball situations.”

There were reports in the papers today that one of Mazzarri’s scouts was caught secretly filming the Genoa training session.

“It is a fairly normal procedure, so I don’t think this is news,” shrugged the Coach. “Genoa have the characteristics to hurt us and will come here trying to play their game, so we have to keep them back.”

The next week will be decisive for Napoli, who take on Genoa and then third-placed Milan.

“If we don’t get it wrong against Genoa and Milan, then it will be difficult for anyone to take second place away from us,” added Mazzarri.

“If we do get it wrong, then there is time to make up for that.”

Morgan De Sanctis returns in goal after he missed the 5-3 win over Torino with an elbow injury.

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