Thursday March 8 2012
‘Lavezzi more important than Cavani’

Pescara boss Zdenek Zeman believes that Ezequiel Lavezzi is more vital to Napoli than hotshot Edinson Cavani.

Speaking to Il Mattino, Zeman, who bossed the Azzurri in 2000-01, hailed the ability of the Argentine forward.

“Cavani is a great player, but I think that Lavezzi is more important,” the Czech tactician commented.

“The Azzurri are very good defensively and they are very impressive on the counter-attack thanks to the skills of Lavezzi.”

Zeman is a fan of attacking football as his 4-3-3 philosophy underlines, but he’s also impressed by Walter Mazzarri’s 3-4-1-2.

“I like the way they play. I said that at the start of the season and it still holds up today. They are a team with well implemented tactics and they undoubtedly play the best brand of football.”

Napoli have had their struggles domestically this season, but they are very close to reaching the last eight of the Champions League.

“I think the 3-1 first leg advantage over Chelsea will be enough,” Zeman added. “I’m convinced that they will go through even if it will be tough. They’ll have to fight though.

“Nevertheless, Napoli have always played in Europe and they’ll score.”

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