Napoli Were Only Lacking A Goal Against Liverpool - Coach Walter Mazzarri

Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri says his side were only lacking a goal in their match against Liverpool.
Napoli tactician Walter Mazzarri believes his team played a good match, and were unlucky not to have scored a crucial goal against Liverpool in the Europa League.

Mazzarri is most pleased about the team being able to dominate the Reds for large period of the match.

"We tried everything we could, but all that we lacked was a goal," the coach told the club's official website. "We were playing against a side that is accustomed to playing Europe. And to have them suffering for a majority of the match means Napoli instils fear into their opponents when commanding the play.

"Our only fault is that we were unable to capitalise on the good chances we had to score. Liverpool wanted to not concede a goal, as well as wanted to bring home at least a point. This was seen in the number of attacking chances they had.

"Overall, we did deserve to win. Had we been able to, the match would have certainly changed complex. We would have played with more space."

Mazzarri disagrees with Liverpool counterpart Roy Hodgson, who said he fielded a second-string side.

"I don't believe that he did this," Mazzarri points out. "In fact, Hodgson played the best formation he could to put us in difficulty. Other players may not have given him the same guarantees.

"Maybe we played a little less open than usual, because we were overwhelmed by the importance of the event. But in the second half, we loosened up and missed a chance to score.

"Napoli must continue to play good football, and work hard towards this goal," added Mazzarri.

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