Napoli emerged victorious against all of the odds, in their match with Inter at their very own San Paolo stadium, as they ran away with a 1-0 victory.
The decisive goal came after 73 minutes
of play, when an unstoppable strike by Marcelo Zalayeta beat Julio Cesar,
allowing the Partenopei to record their first victory under their new boss
The coach was extremely pleased with the
result, and stressed that he is keen to build on this performance in the
future, in an interview following the match.
“We played against a world class side, so
to defeat them is a massive result for us,” Donadoni stated in an interview
“It was very exciting to play in such of
a big crowd tonight, and I was pleased that everyone gave their all in the
“I am a little disappointed though that
we haven’t been able to perform like this recently, against some of the weaker
opponents we have come up against.
“The boys have to understand that they must play with this attitude every week,
irrespective of who the opposition is. That is the only way that we will
improve and grow as a team.”
The result sees Napoli
jump into 12th place on 42 points, ensuring their survival in the topflight
this term. Despite this though, Donadoni wants his side to end the season on a
high, and he does not believe that this victory will be enough to do so.
“If you think that we can forget about everything that has happened prior to
this victory, then you’ve got another thing coming. We must achieve continuity
Adrian Del Monte, Goal.com