Ospina hails ‘experienced’ Napoli defenders

David Ospina is glad to take the 0-0 Coppa Italia semi-final draw with Atalanta and is intrigued by the new three-man Napoli defence.

The second leg will be in Bergamo on February 10, so at least the Partenopei avoided conceding away goals.

“The collective played very well. We knew it was a very difficult game against a team that plays good football, working on individual duels,” the goalkeeper told RAI Sport.

David Ospina is glad to take the 0-0 Coppa Italia semi-final draw with Atalanta and is intrigued by the new three-man Napoli defence.

The second leg will be in Bergamo on February 10, so at least the Partenopei avoided conceding away goals.

“The collective played very well. We knew it was a very difficult game against a team that plays good football, working on individual duels,” the goalkeeper told RAI Sport.

“We take the draw and will then focus on our next game.”

This was the first time since May 2013 that Napoli have started a match with a three-man defence.

“We have experienced defenders, who are mature, we worked on this in training and I think we did well.”

Ospina stopped to chat with fellow Colombians Luis Muriel and Duvan Zapata after the final whistle.

“We’ve got a great rapport, it’s special for us to be Colombians playing in one of the best leagues in the world.”

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