Napoli's Cavani content with Coppa Italia final place: It's not the Champions League, but we're happy

The Partenopei set up a Stadio Olimpico showdown with Juventus courtesy of a hard-fought win at the San Paolo which the forward believes will lift them for the Serie A run-in
Edinson Cavani admitted that he has still not quite shaken off the disappointment of Napoli's Champions League exit but insisted that securing a place in the Coppa Italia final with a win over Siena on Tuesday night had certainly lifted his spirits.

The Partenopei were dumped out of Europe's premier club competition by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last Wednesday, going down 5-4 on aggregate despite having led 3-1 from the first leg.

However, after showing impressive character in coming from two goals down to snatch a 2-2 draw at Udinese in Serie A at the weekend, Napoli set up an intriguing Coppa Italia showdown with Juventus at the Stadio Olimpico in May by overturning a 2-1 first-leg deficit against Siena by triumphing 2-0 at the San Paolo courtesy of an own goal from Simone Vergassola and a Cavani header.

"We are very happy," the Uruguay international told Rai. "It was one of our goals at the start of the season.

"It's not the Champions League, but what's done is done and now we have to continue like this."

Indeed, with Napoli currently fourth in Serie A, Cavani has his sights firmly fixed on Lazio in third.

"We must think about the championship now and qualification in the Champions League," the striker stated.

"We'll think about the Coppa Italia final when it comes around."

Napoli's next Serie A outing comes against Catania at the San Paolo on Sunday afternoon before a trip to Juventus Stadium the following weekend.

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