HAMSIK INVOKES CITY WIN
Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik has said that Napoli need to repeat the same kind of performance they put in against Manchester City to have any scent of victory against Juventus. Napoli will be facing the League leaders during the week, and it is a match Hamsik is looking forward to very much.
Napoli will be facing Juventus in the midweek match, which leaves them with very little time to recuperate from the weekend's match. They defeated Manchester City last week in a thrilling encounter in the group stages of the Champions League. This has put them in a good position to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
It seems that one of the main aims of Napoli this season is to do well in the Champions League this season, as they do not always qualify for this elite European competition. The match against Juventus, though, should put the focus back into the domestic campaign.
When asked about the match against Juventus, Marek Hamsik said, "We will have to be at our very best in order to beat Juventus. And I'm not just talking about myself, Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi. We need a perfect team performance. We have shown in the past what we can do as a team and we have to repeat that on Tuesday."
Despite making a lot of ground in the Champions League, Napoli have been struggling in the domestic campaign. They have just 16 points in the 11 matches so far. As a result, they now find themselves only in the eighth position far behind the leaders Juventus. Given that there are no European matches until next week, one can safely say that Napoli will be putting all their efforts in the match against Juventus, which may prove crucial for the title race.