Stefano Colantuono hopes Atalanta can cause a huge upset against Napoli tonight, but warns “we need the perfect game.”
The Partenopei are fresh from beating Manchester City in the Champions League, but have shown a tendency to drop Serie A points around these fixtures.
Gokhan Inler is not in the squad and it’s likely Ezequiel Lavezzi will also be rested.
“We need the perfect game to get a result against Napoli,” said the Coach.
“They are such a great team. Everyone talks about the stellar attacking trio, but they forget that the success in recent years has primarily been down to a solid defence.
“I know Edinson Cavani well, as I coached him at Palermo. He is a formidable player.”
Atalanta would be ahead of Napoli were it not for the six-point penalty and are still unbeaten at the Stadio Azzurri d’Italia.
“We work to bring joy to our fans. We want to do well in this fixture, but it’s right to say we above all want to give the supporters their biggest celebration at the end of the season.”
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