Saturday April 20 2013
Mazzarri: 'Cagliari approach crucial'

Walter Mazzarri warns Napoli “must not get the wrong approach” against Cagliari on Sunday, as “we must fight to the last moment to keep second place.”

The Partenopei kept their four-point cushion over Milan with a 1-1 draw last week, but face a Sardinian side that has lost just once in 13 games. Click here for a match preview.

“Cagliari are a strong side in great shape who play good football. They are an extremely dangerous opponent,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

“We must fight to the last moment to keep second place. The players mustn’t think they have locked down second after the draw with Milan and I’ll try to let them understand that this game with Cagliari is even tougher than that.

“I am most worried by unconsciously taking the wrong approach.”

Newspaper headlines continue to suggest a huge bidding war to tempt Edinson Cavani away, as today it was reported Manchester City are prepared to offer £13.3m per season.

“Cavani wants to end this season in the best way possible, so I don’t think he is distracted by other things. He always trains and plays at 100 per cent. I am not the person to ask about Cavani’s situation. As for my own future, I am tired of saying it, you will know at the end of the season.

“Let’s talk about Goran Pandev, who has been decisive all year and just as important as the others. He broke his goal drought and that is always good for a player.”

Morgan De Sanctis sits out a ban, so Antonio Rosati starts in goal. “He needs to stay calm. After all, he’s a bit of a lucky charm,” smiled Mazzarri.