Luciano Spalletti praised Napoli’s fighting spirit after they secured a win at Torino, which keeps them in the race for the Serie A title
Luciano Spalletti praised the determination of his Napoli team to maintain their lead at the top of the Serie A table following their 4-0 victory over Torino on Sunday.
Spalletti was impressed with the hunger demonstrated by his players with Victor Osimhen scoring twice, and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Tanguy Ndombele adding a goal each in a dominant performance.
Spalletti feels that the whole Napoli team are contributing and not only the stars
Napoli are now 21 points ahead at the top of the league. While Inter Milan could reduce the gap with a win over Juventus, Napoli are close to securing their first Serie A title since 1990.
The Napoli coach told DAZN: “It’s the umpteenth time that I go to talk to the boys before a game, having the feeling that there can be satisfaction, and it’s the umpteenth time that they respond by showing they’re made of different stuff.
“They want to be someone who shows what it means to those who wear the Napoli shirt, who is hungry and does not sleep, it is a Neapolitan saying, and it is true.”
However, Spalletti insists Napoli are far from reliant on just Kvaratskhelia and Osimhen.
“On the third goal, Kvara’s backheel and Mathias Olivera’s cross stand out, and Osimhen’s header,” he added.
“But look at what Giovanni Di Lorenzo does. He makes a thirty-meter run for a one-two and carries the ball to the left to allow there to be a wide area in which to develop the action.
“It’s not that Napoli is limited to two players, it is extended to all the members of the team. Di Lorenzo he played a remarkable match, he is a champion.”
Napoli’s Victor Osimhen shared the same sentiment as his coach, expressing the team’s desire to win the Scudetto but give their supporters something to celebrate after a long wait.
“The hopes of the fans are ours too, they have been waiting for a long time,” the striker told DAZN.
“We are happy to be on the right path to win this prestigious trophy, we must continue like this.”