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Sunday January 9 2011
Mazzarri: 'A pleasure to watch Napoli'

Walter Mazzarri says it's “a pleasure to watch Napoli play football” as long as they have the courage to push opponents like Juventus.

The Coach had criticised his men after Thursday's 3-1 defeat at Inter for feeling the pressure of the big game too much, but swept Juve aside 3-0 this evening with an Edinson Cavani hat-trick.

“The transformation from the Inter match was down to courage and belief in our own abilities,” he said.

“Quite apart from the result, I liked the way we constructed the first two goals. These lads have memories certain movements and tactics, so it's a pleasure to watch Napoli play football.

“We were more nervous and stuttering against Inter. I am so proud of these players and the way they are reacting to every setback.”

Napoli are now flying high in second place and are reportedly looking for January signings too.

“One can always improve, but to reinforce this squad we need truly strong players who decide to marry the cause. It's difficult to talk about reinforcements when we have a squad like this,” continued Mazzarri.

“When there are great performances, it is only right to give credit where it's due. These lads have progressed and believe in themselves.

“If players arrive with quality who will fight for Napoli and put themselves at the service of the team, then they are welcome. For now I am happy with what I have.”

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