Tuesday April 19 2011
Hamsik aims for Champions League

Marek Hamsik claims Napoli will channel their efforts into qualifying for the Champions League after seeing their title challenge practically come to an end.

Napoli lost 2-1 at home to Udinese on Sunday night and slipped six points behind League leaders Milan with five games of the season remaining.

"The game was balanced, but after the break we pushed forward and were surprised on the counterattack twice in six minutes," Hamsik said.

"We wanted three points but things didn't go the right way. We created many goalscoring chances. It's a shame Edinson Cavani also missed a penalty, but these things happen.

"The fans were fantastic. They understood that we lost after a positive performance. Now qualification for the Champions League is in our hands.

"This is our objective," he concluded.

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