Wednesday March 7 2012
Napoli won't repeat Milan’s mistake

Marek Hamsik has assured supporters that Napoli are keen to learn from Milan’s performance at Arsenal ahead of visiting Chelsea next week.

The Partenopei travel to London next week for the second leg of their Champions League Last 16 clash with a 3-1 first leg lead to protect.

In light of seeing the Rossoneri almost pulled into extra-time last night after their four-goal lead was cut to just one inside 45 minutes of play against Arsenal, Hamsik is keen to comfort Napoli supporters worried of a similar story unfolding at Stamford Bridge.

“We are trying to approach things one game at a time,” began the Slovakian on Marte Sport Live.

“Now there is Cagliari, but everyone is waiting for Chelsea. Milan suffered a lot in London so we must leave no stone unturned.

“We must do what Milan did not do in their first half, where they suffered so much. We need maximum concentration.

“Yesterday Chelsea won in the FA Cup with [Roberto] Di Matteo on the bench. A new Coach always brings a shock and a change of attitude. This is to our disadvantage, but it must not change our approach.

“Chelsea will attack, so our counter-attacking must be deadly. [Edinson] Cavani and [Ezequiel] Lavezzi are phenomenal in that respect.

“We are thinking only of ourselves, though, and will follow Mazzarri’s direction that has proven great for preparing for games under.”