Last night, Fredy Guarin and Diego Milito helped us to win important match on Giuseppe Meazza, agains’t Napoli. With this win, we are second, trailing behind Juventus 4 points. Philippe Coutinho came into the match in 74′ as a substitute for Diego Milito.
Nagatomo: “We bagged three important points tonight because Napoli are a top team and second place was up for grabs.”
Guarin: “It was a good performance, the goal was important but the best thing was the way the team played. The rehearsed corner? It was a goal that came from Strama. We’d tried it out before.”
Ranocchia: “We all played well, we had to do that to beat a side like Napoli, but now we’ll focus on Lazio. My role in the set piece that led to our opening goal? I had to draw opponents away together with my team-mates to free up space behind us.”
Zanetti: “The most important thing is the way we managed to beat a tough team that runs like clockwork: we won because we showed humility and put in the hard work. It’s a win that proves we’re a strong side, but we know we still have a lot to keep working on.”
Stramaccioni: “We prepared for this game with the aim of stopping Napoli from doing what they are good at, not letting Cavani unleash his quality and limiting Hamsik’s space. We succeeded by going about our jobs very carefully.”
Milito: “We’re happy because we’ve beaten a fantastic team. We got three big points tonight because we know we’ll be battling with Napoli all the way. I’m pleased with the win more than my goal. Perhaps we do lack a bit of consistency but we’ll be in it till the end.”