CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Pep Guardiola said Napoli are the best opponents he’s ever faced, but Gigi Cagni claims “these systems were used 30 years ago in Holland.”
Eusebio Di Francesco is confident Roma will “fight for the Scudetto to the end” and cites Pep Guardiola as an influence on his football.
Beppe Marotta confirms Leonardo Bonucci pushed to leave Juventus for Milan - “any transfer is mainly due to the will of the player”.
Maurizio Sarri admits Napoli “were lacking sharpness” in the goalless draw with Chievo, but defends the performance at the Bentegodi.
Lorenzo Insigne said Napoli have to “make up” for the 4-2 defeat to Manchester City, but visit Chievo with fitness problems.
Eusebio Di Francesco welcomes back Emerson Palmieri and warns Roma that confidence is not the same as arrogance against Fiorentina.
Monchi insists Roma are in the Scudetto race and Italian football can be ambitious in the Champions League, but the Giallorossi “must find the grey area.”
Genoa Coach Ivan Juric said tonight’s Derby della Lanterna with Sampdoria is “like a Champions League Final. We can’t think, we just have to win.”
Allan claims Napoli “made the best team in Europe suffer” during their 4-2 defeat to Manchester City and is backing Mario Rui to replace Faouzi Ghoulam.
Miranda believes Inter teammate Milan Skriniar “could be among the top five defenders in the world, if not his generation.”
Radja Nainggolan believes Roma have what it takes to go all the way in the Champions League this season.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte reportedly tore into his players after their 3-0 Champions League defeat to Roma, which saw Kenedy singled out for yawning.
Veteran Luigi Cagni has urged Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri to stop complaining and focus on managing his squad better. “He always finds excuses…”
Napoli captain Marek Hamsik reflects on last night’s Manchester City game - “they punished every mistake we made”.
Napoli midfielder Jorginho insists “there are still hopes to go through” in the Champions League, despite the loss to Manchester City.
Miralem Pjanic declares Juventus “have already beaten Barcelona at home, and we can do it again”.
Filippo Inzaghi says his “dream” is for both Milan and Lazio to reach the Europa League final.
Manchester City Coach Pep Guardiola said he was “in love” with Napoli, which might explain why he got on their team bus after the game.
Pep Guardiola assured Manchester City will try to beat Shakhtar Donetsk and described how he felt watching Napoli: “Wow, how good they play!”
Sergio Aguero revealed he will give his record-breaking Manchester City shirt to his son – the grandson of Napoli legend Diego Maradona.
Maurizio Sarri concedes Napoli “were struggling to re-organise” after Faouzi Ghoulam’s injury in the 4-2 defeat to Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola said “beating Napoli twice is an incredible achievement” for Manchester City. “They massacred us for 20 minutes.”
Marek Hamsik said the first half-hour against Manchester City was “the best I’ve seen at Napoli, but little incidents can decide a match.”
Lorenzo Insigne admits Napoli felt “regret” after their 4-2 defeat to Manchester City, as “we put the best team in Europe under the cosh.”
Lorenzo Insigne had opened the scoring, but Manchester City won 4-2 after Faouzi Ghoulam’s injury, so Napoli are on the verge of Champions League exit.
There are initial reports Napoli full-back Faouzi Ghoulam has damaged the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola expects Napoli to play even better at home this evening in the Champions League.
Dries Mertens thanked Napoli fans after being handed a special jersey for his 200th appearance. “I have always felt at home here.”
Napoli full-back Christian Maggio remembers the last time they beat Manchester City here and believes it can be another “magic night.”
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis said tonight’s Champions League showdown with Manchester City was “made to entertain the fans.”