Napoli beat Milan at the Stadio San Siro on Saturday by a score of 2-1.
Napoli Manager Maurizio Sarri spoke to Premium Sport after the match. Sarri said he knew the match would be tough and that Napoli suffered in the win.
“We knew it would be a tough game; we suffered to win it,” Sarri said. “The match was in our hands until we attacked the spaces. Then, we started to dribble, which facilitated Milan’s play and demonstrated our usual limits. The guys need to realize that they have great potential without losing humility, and find the mental aggressiveness to improve and become a great team. We are a good team already.”
Sarri also made comments about Milan CEO Adriano Galliani. Sarri said he has never had a bad relationship with Galliani.
“Galliani has always been very nice with me,” Sarri said. “He has always complimented me. From a person like him, I always feel welcome.”
Sarri said during his interview that he wouldn’t sign with Napoli for second place. The coach seemed to sound frustrated with the reporters after they had asked him the question again yesterday.
“I think I should stop talking to journalists,” Sarri said. “I said I would not sign for second place, but I don’t presume to think we can win everything.”
Napoli tied Roma for second place in the Serie A standings with the victory. Both teams sit at 44 points. However, Roma will play Sunday and can potentially push Napoli back down to third place.
The partenopei will play their next match against Fiorentina at the Stadio San Paolo on Tuesday in a Coppa Italia match-up. Then, Napoli will remain at home when they face Palermo on Sunday, Jan. 29.