NAPOLI NEWS

Eusebio Di Francesco admits Napoli “deserved a point” and explains Roma’s rather defensive approach was dictated by injuries.
Dries Mertens scored the late equaliser against Roma, but the Napoli striker was furious. “It’s a real shame, we had so many chances.”
Stephan El Shaarawy has given Roma the half-time lead and Edin Dzeko almost got a second, but Napoli had numerous chances too.
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Marek Hamsik matches the all-time record of 511 Napoli games this evening, set by Giuseppe Bruscolotti.
Lorenzo Insigne warned Napoli intend to “get the result at all costs” against Roma and it doesn’t matter if he scores or not.
Davide Santon hopes Roma can make it three years in a row winning at the Stadio San Paolo. “We’re strong and want to prove it.”
Napoli start Lorenzo Insigne and Arkadiusz Milik, while Cengiz Under and Davide Santon play for Roma, but Alessandro Florenzi isn’t risked.
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Alessandro Florenzi has reportedly passed a fitness test and can start for Roma against Napoli, but it could be in attack or defence.
Carlo Ancelotti and Eusebio Di Francesco have repeatedly reshuffled Napoli and Roma this season, so there are many options for tonight’s Derby del Sole.
Roma are without Javier Pastore, Diego Perotti, Justin Kluivert and Rick Karsdorp for the trip to Napoli.
Julio Velazquez insists Udinese were only beaten by “quality opposition” this season and are focused on three points against Genoa.
Piotr Zielinski confirmed he is in contract negotiations for an extended bond with Napoli and “I think we’ll reach a deal soon.”
Eusebio Di Francesco admits Roma are utterly unpredictable, but Napoli and Lorenzo Insigne have also shaken things up this season.
Faouzi Ghoulam and Lorenzo Insigne are in the 20-man Napoli squad to face Roma on Sunday evening, but not Simone Verdi.
Allan thanked Napoli for his first Brazil call-up and discussed the differences between Maurizio Sarri and Carlo Ancelotti, including the latter’s secret Euro weapon.
Claudio Ranieri compared Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus with Diego Maradona joining Napoli and wants to “get back to management.”
Kalidou Koulibaly had his say on racism and confessed he feels “French, Senegalese and Neapolitan. When I leave this city, I will certainly cry.”
Kalidou Koulibaly expressed love and admiration for Napoli Coaches Rafa Benitez, Maurizio Sarri and Carlo Ancelotti. “I hope to be like Ancelotti when I’m his age.”