Sunday April 17 2011
Mazzarri: 'We never said Scudetto'

Walter Mazzarri claims Napoli cannot be disappointed at dropping behind Milan. “Nobody ever talked about the Scudetto.”

The Partenopei remain in second place, but tonight's 2-1 home defeat to Udinese sees them go six points adrift of the Serie A leaders.

“Nobody ever talked about the Scudetto here. It is something that must grow out of a gradual maturation process,” said the Coach.

“Napoli have already put together five points more than in the first half of the season. We played well tonight and created many more scoring opportunities than Udinese, but they got more goals.

“Maybe it was destiny we were to lose this game, if you look at Christian Maggio hitting the bar and Edinson Cavani's saved penalty.

“This does not change the great season that Napoli are having. The tension at the end was because the team always believes and tries to win. That shows how much they care for this club.”