Paolo Cannavaro: Napoli Need To Look Ahead After Milan Defeat

Cannavaro wants Napoli to get over their defeat to Milan...
Napoli captain Paolo Cannavaro says that they need to bounce back from Monday night's 3-0 defeat to Milan at San Siro in Serie A and look ahead to the future.

The Azzurri are currently third in the league standings with 52 points from 27 matches, six points off the pace. However, Walter Mazzarri's side still remain in with a chance of winning their first Scudetto since 1990 and Cannavaro remains optimistic.

"Our soul does not change," said the Italian to Napoli's official website. "We always used to look ahead.

"The setback hurts but does not change our mentality. We are aware of what we've done so far. We think of gaining points and staying top."

Looking ahead to their game against Brescia at the weekend in which attacker Ezequiel Lavezzi will be suspended, Cannavaro said, "The Pocho is an important resource for us, but we won without him too. It will be a tough match that we want to face with the utmost care and we want to do it ours.

"Surely we faced an adversary that wants salvation and that will play for its life. We should be more clever to get a good result."

The 29-year-old added, "To win as a Neapolitan would be the greatest happiness. It's always been my dream. The club has a serious and ambitious plan and we are all confident for the future. To win in this city will be difficult but it gives you a special and indescribable joy."

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