Napoli still vying for Serie A title, insists Hamsik

The Slovakian midfielder believes there is still enough time for the Partenopei to close the gap on the league leaders
Marek Hamsik has insisted that Napoli's hopes of lifting a first Serie A title since 1989 remain alive despite their 1-1 draw with Juventus on Friday.

The Partenopei were unable to close the gap on the Old Lady to three points at the San Paolo, but the Slovakia international has refused to throw in the towel just yet, with a little over two months of the season left to go.

"The distance between us remains the same, but the end of the season is still a long way off," the midfielder told the club's official website.

"We started the game well and then reacted to find the equaliser after their goal. We tried to double our tally, but we were unable to do so. There is still a long way to go this term."

Hamsik also spoke of his appreciation for the fans' show of support prior to kick-off - with thousands of coloured squares held up to create a mosaic of the sea and Mount Vesuvius, complete with flares to symbolise the volcano erupting.

"The atmosphere at the San Paolo was wonderful thanks to our fantastic fans who performed that choreography before the match."