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Mazzarri has highlighted the threat that the Elefanti could pose the Partenopei on Saturday night. He has also remained coy over rumours that he could be given money to spend in the forthcoming transfer window...

Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri has warned his side they risk losing against Catania if they let their guard down.

The Azzurri are full of confidence heading down to Sicily for Saturday's anticipo following their win against Juventus last week. But Mazzarri knows the Etnei are in the relegation zone and desperate to fight for their lives.

"The Catania game is awkward. They are a very good technical team and they play very good football," Mazzarri told the press.

"We always have to look at the next game to make the step up in quality. We cannot look at the past games.

"We have been working hard on how to approach the game, and we hope to start well from the first minute.

"We have grown in recent games, look at the game against Juventus. We made mistakes, but we made up for them.

"We have to manage pressure with the right frame of mind in order to reach our objectives."

Reports suggested president Aurelio De Laurentiis is ready to reward Mazzarri for his good early work with a blank chequebook to sign new players in January. However, the coach reminded everyone that those matters are private affairs.

"I prefer not to talk about the market or technical decisions as these are my responsibilities," added the coach.

Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com


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