Napoli's chances of finishing in the top three this season has taken a hit in the form of the latest round of results.
Only one match remains in the Italian Serie A this season, but Napoli have three points to make to Udinese in the third position.
Hence, there is a feeling in Italy that Napoli's chances of finishing in the top three have been blown away due to their indifferent from in recent weeks. Ever since suffering defeat at the hands of Chelsea in the last 16 round of the Champions League. They also lost during the weekend against Bologna when they were expected to win comfortably.
As a result of the 2-0 defeat against Bologna, Napoli are not the favourites to finish in the third position with only one match remaining in the season. Yet, Napoli player Morgan De Sanctis has said that he is confident of a top three finish this season. Despite having lost another of the crucial match in the Italian Serie A, Morgan De Sanctis believes that the club can turn their season around in the last match of the season. Napoli concentrated a lot to progress into the latter stages of the Champions League, but were undone by a spirited effort from Chelsea.
"It was a bitter blow losing 2-0 away to Bologna.
Nevertheless, I choose to stay positive because the last few days have shown that motivated teams can distort the rankings from what they may be today. We'll think only of winning our match against Siena, and hopefully await favourable results from Catania-Udinese and Lazio-Inter. The setback (against Bologna) was indeed ugly, but the season has not yet been completely written," De Sanctis told Il Corriere dello Sport. Napoli's final match of the season will be against Siena.