Napoli sporting director Riccardo Bigon has insisted his side can still win the Serie A title this season despite stumbling to a goalless draw at home to Sampdoria on Sunday.
Juventus' loss to Roma on Saturday presented the Partenopei with a wonderful chance to narrow the gap at the top to just two points at San Paolo, but they were ultimately unable to overcome their opponents.
Coach Walter Mazzarri elected not to talk to the media in the wake of the stalemate, but Bigon remains confident of success.
"The coach is disappointed," he told reporters after the match.
"He also has a high temperature, so preferred not to talk to the media. [Our] destiny remains in our hands."
Napoli will be hoping to make amends when they travel to Udinese on February 25.
Serie A holders Juventus lead the table with 55 points after 26 games, while Mazzarri's side are four behind them with 51.