Napoli defeated AC Milan 2-1 away from home at the Stadio San Siro on Saturday night.
Jose Callejon scored Napoli’s second goal, which ultimately proved to be the game-winner. Milan played well after going down, and made Napoli suffer for the rest of the match.
After the match, Napoli’s Spanish winger spoke to Mediaset Premium. Callejon said his club deserved the win and that it takes a strong mentality to win away from home.
“I think we deserved this victory,” Callejon said. “To come to the San Siro is difficult, but we showed that we are a great team and that our mentality was always at 100 percent. This is important for us.”
Milan started its comeback through Juraj Kucka’s goal in the 37th minute. Mediaset asked Callejon if Napoli was scared of the comeback. The winger said the partenopei knew Milan is a good club. Callejon also said the team works hard to improve when asked about the maturity of his team.
“Even AC Milan plays well,” Calleljon said. “They grew with each passing minute. This is football, it happens, but we are bringing the three points home. We work hard to take steps forward. We’re there at the top and we want to move up as far as possible.”
Callejon answered a question about Napoli paying attention to Juventus in front of them. The player said Napoli is only worried about itself.
“We are Napoli,” Callejon said. “There is still a lot of time left, and the key thing for us is to continue to grow from the point of view of our mentality.”
Napoli will play Real Madrid next month in the UEFA Champions League.
Mediaset asked Callejon if winning at the San Siro leaves any positives ahead of the Real Madrid clash. However, the winger said Napoli is focused on the Serie A at the present moment.
“Playing here [at the San Siro] is always nice, but the challenge with Real Madrid is still far,” Callejon said. “We are focused on the league.”
Club legend Diego Maradona visited Napoli at training this week. Callejon was asked if the win was due to the “Maradona effect.”
“Yes, it’s the Maradona effect!” Callejon said.