Thursday April 17 2014
Albiol: Winning mentality needed

Napoli defender Raul Albiol says it is vital his side secure the Coppa Italia by beating Fiorentina in next month’s final.

Rafa Benitez’s team will secure the silverware if they defeat the Viola and the Spaniard hopes the Azzurri will show a greater winning mentality in the future.

“I have settled in very well but I can still improve on the pitch,” Albiol told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.

“The first year is always difficult but what is important is the team and getting a victory in the Coppa Italia.

“We only have one match a week now and there is more time for us to train and work to prepare for the cup final.

“The entire team needs to have a winning mentality if we are to continue to grow. Next year we will try to have a better season.

“At home we have shown we can play at a high level. We have played a lot of good matches with intensity, like against Arsenal, Borussia and Roma.

“We need to improve away.

“Juve have won virtually all their matches. If next year we want to win the Scudetto we need to do that ourselves. We must not keep losing points on the road.”

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