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The Napoli manager Walter Mazzarri has said that his side almost did not manage to get the three points in the match against Udinese during the weekend. Napoli were playing against Udinese in what was seen as an important match for the home team.

This was due to the fact that they needed to stay in touch with Juventus at the top of the table. So far, Juventus and the Napoli are the two teams with the perfect record and this once again continued as Napoli were able to beat Udinese 2-1 in the match. Napoli now are level on points with Juventus at the top of the table.

The Napoli manager Walter Mazzarri said that the opposition certainly do not make the task easy for them and they could have almost dropped points from this match. Napoli needed to be in touch with the leaders Juventus at the top of the table because they will be facing the champions next weekend. Due to the fact that it is an away match, Napoli needed to go into this match level on points with the leaders if they are to win the title at the end of the season according to the manager. Napoli, in the end, managed to win the match through goals from Pandev and Hamsik.

“It was a very difficult match, as Udinese were set out well and made it tough for us. At the end of the day we did deserve the victory, but compliments to Udinese for their performance. I would’ve preferred to win in a more comfortable way, but last season we didn’t tend to win these games at all, so it is a sign of growth. here should’ve been a penalty for Giampiero Pinzi’s handling offence, as you could see him instinctively move his arm towards the ball," said Mazzarri.