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The Giallorossi boss confesses that his side enjoyed their fair share of luck against the Partenopei but he was thrilled with his team's surprise success nonetheless

Roma coach Luis Enrique has admitted that his side’s 3-1 victory over Napoli on Sunday night represented his happiest moment to date in Italian football but conceded that fortune had smiled on them at the San Paolo.

The Giallorossi were gifted an early lead with an own goal from Morgan De Sanctis, Marek Hamsik produced a contender for miss of the season later in the first half, while Edinson Cavani had two potential equalisers disallowed during the second period, at 1-0 and 2-1.

Consequently, Luis Enrique was quick to confess that his team, who added further goals through Pablo Osvaldo and Fabio Simplicio, had enjoyed the rub of the green.

"It’s a happy moment,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “It was a crazy game. We were lucky today because the result could have been different."

However, the former Barcelona B team coach was pleased with his players’ performance, particularly during the first 45 minutes.

"We played well at the start and the result is very good for all the fans,” he said. “With a little bit of the luck that we had today we are all happy.”

Indeed, after a difficult start to his tenure, the 41-year-old Spaniard admitted that he is starting to enjoy life in Italy.

“I'm happy to be here,” the former midfield ace insisted. “I really like the country and Rome. And I'm learning the language as fast as I can!”

The win in Naples has lifted Roma up to seventh in Serie A, level on points with the Partenopei and just two adrift of fifth-placed Inter.

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