Tuesday November 26 2013
Pandev: 'Napoli lack belief'

Goran Pandev thinks Napoli “certainly need more belief” after a 3-1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

“We played against a great team and knew Dortmund were Finalists last season. I think we had a good performance, but conceded straight away and that made it an uphill struggle,” the Macedonian told Sky Sport Italia.

“Now we have to look forward, keep working and hope it goes better in the next game. I don’t know what we are missing, as we signed players with a lot of experience this summer. Maybe we need to be more determined and believe in ourselves more.

“Unfortunately, Borussia Dortmund can really hurt you on the counter-attack.”

Napoli have suffered a series of heavy defeats in the big matches this season, most of them away from home.

“We certainly need to have more belief, as we are a side with a lot of quality and can play at the highest level.”

Their hopes of qualification now hang by a thread, as Napoli must beat Arsenal by three clear goals, assuming Borussia Dortmund beat Olympique Marseille, who have so far lost every game.