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Wednesday February 20 2013
Mazzarri: 'Napoli honour Europa League'

Walter Mazzarri maintains Napoli will “honour every game” in Serie A or the Europa League, as they try to overturn a 3-0 defeat to Viktoria Plzen.

The Partenopei were humiliated on home turf last week and now travel to the Czech Republic for the second leg of their Round of 32 fixture, which kicks off at 20.05 GMT.

“We honour every game,” said the Coach in his Press conference. “In the first leg we did real damage and tomorrow must try to overturn the result.

“Will I be rotating the squad? Even if we were playing Barcelona in the Champions League, decisions must take into consideration a Serie A game to be played three days later.

“I must compliment Viktoria and their Coach, as this team plays good football and passes the ball from memory.”

Marek Hamsik has had a very rough week and misses out on this game due to illness, while he was mugged at gunpoint while in his car after the 0-0 draw with Sampdoria.

“The Hamsik incident did not affect the team or him, fortunately.”

Mazzarri was also asked about a story that emerged today, as he was warned he won’t be eligible to work as a Coach next season unless he attends a course at Coverciano.

“I didn’t go to Coverciano this week because I had flu. Everyone knows that when I have been able to, I was always present.”

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