Napoli skipper Paolo Cannavaro: We can make history against Villarreal in the Champions League

Walter Mazzarri's men can qualify for the last 16 of the competition with victory at El Madrigal, and their skipper knows the significance and importance of the game
Napoli captain Paolo Cannavaro has stated that his side can make history against Villarreal on Wednesday night, as a win will see them qualify for the Champions League knockout round.

Walter Mazzarri's men travel to El Madrigal with the knowledge that their destiny is in their hands, and victory will see them finish second in Group A ahead of Manchester City.

The centre-back has spoken of the importance and magnitude of the game as well as the significance of the outcome.

"We know it's a match that can take its place in history; as a child I dreamed of playing a game like this," he told Corriere dello Sport.

"To me there is great expectation, not only as a player but as a fan."

If Roberto Mancini's side fail to beat Bayern Munich at the Etihad Stadium, then Napoli will go through to the last 16 regardless, but the 30-year-old is only thinking about the game in Spain.

"We are focussed only on our match, although information about the events in Manchester will come from the bench.

"With the coach we have gained important experience over the last two years and strong players have gradually been added to our squad.

"This year, we have faced the strongest teams in Italy and Europe. Now we have another decisive encounter. These are games in which there is no need to talk, we know what to do," he concluded.