Zalayeta Dedicates Goal Against Inter To Napoli Critics

The Uruguayan scored the decisive goal, as his side stunned the reigning champions.
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