Coach Walter Mazzarri refused to get downbeat as his Napoli side crashed to a 3-1 defeat in Udine.
“We came up against a strong Udinese side today,” he declared to SkySport.
“They managed to score on their first attacking move and from there on in the game was an uphill struggle.
“I refuse blast my men for their performance out there. In the second period the boys tried to turn things around and unfortunately we didn’t take all of our chances.
“This is football you win some you lose some. Merit must be paid to Udinese who deserved the victory.”
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