Napoli defeated Inter at the San Paolo stadium 1-0, thanks to a wonder strike by Marcelo Zalayeta on 73 minutes. It was the second time in two seasons that the attacker proved to be the difference between the two sides, as he managed to do likewise in the corresponding fixture last season.
The Uruguayan was overjoyed at having
played a part in his side’s memorable victory, and he praised the performance
of his team following the completion of the contest.
“This victory is such a significant one
for the club, as it will give us so much motivation for the remaining matches
of the season,” Zalayeta affirmed in an interview with Sky.
“Now we must learn to approach matches
against the weaker sides in the same manner that we did tonight.
“We train every day, we do everything that is asked of us, and so if we can
play with this character in the future, we will move forward.”
The former Juve man went on to discuss
his current position at the club, and the significance of the goal itself.
“I have always been available and ready
to play for my team, but Denis is a great striker,” Zalayeta added, in
reference to the fact that he hasn’t seen a lot of playing time this season.
“Those who find themselves struggling to
start on a regular basis should remain quiet and take full advantage of their
opportunities, as I did tonight.
“Finally I would like to dedicate my goal to all those who have criticized us
in the past, even if people were protesting because we failed to win in a large
number of games.”
The Partenopei will be hoping to continue
their winning form next weekend, when they travel to Tuscany
to face Siena,
at the Artemio Franchi stadium.
Adrian Del Monte, Goal.com