Saturday February 18 2012
Rossi bows to Napoli

Delio Rossi concedes Napoli “were simply better” than Fiorentina on the night, especially in the second half. “If we don’t play a certain way, our defects emerge.”

The Viola were beaten 3-0 on home turf on Friday evening thanks to an Edinson Cavani brace and Ezequiel Lavezzi strike.

“We didn’t have the best start, as we conceded a goal on the first real chance,” he said of Cavani’s 3rd-minute opener.

“There was a reaction and in the first half we deserved to equalise, but after the break Napoli were simply better than us.

“We are a side who have to play a certain way and when we don’t, then our defects emerge. We faced a Napoli team in great shape and who prove devastating when they have space to run into.

“We had two or three players who weren’t in great shape, but above all the problems were in midfield, where we didn’t move effectively. That was where the issues started from.”