Spalletti: “We Want to Do Everything to Make This Dream Real”

Ahead of Napoli’s trip to the Giovanni Zini stadium, where they are set to face 19th-placed Cremonese within match-week nine of the Serie A, Luciano Spalletti previewed the fixture in a presser during the afternoon.

So far this season, the Partenopei have found an incredible gear as they are currently in first place with 20 points, having scored 18 goals in eight games played in order to make themselves the best offensive team within the league.

In addition, Spalletti’s side have been in an incredible run of form within the Champions League as they sit at the top of Group A with three wins out of three outings, after having thrashed Ajax in a 6-1 away victory earlier throughout the week.

Ahead of the fixture Sunday evening, the gaffer touched upon his side’s impressive victory over the Dutch giants within the Champions League:

“These players are giving their heart and soul to transform what we do in training onto the match situation and the job is the same as a Neapolitan child watching this team. We want to do everything possible to make this dream as real as possible and make it last as long as possible.

“There is no euphoria in the locker room, a tendency to be excessively excited, but rather the awareness we are doing something important here. I don’t see excessive euphoria in the Neapolitan people in the city either, as everyone knows we need to maintain clear heads and consistency.

“The environment around the team is a mature one, it is all going according to plan. We are playing good football and it includes an individual player, but also the movement, sacrifice for their teammates, working as a team. You in the media want some invincible player who saves everyone, but the team at time creates goals with collective behaviour and that is our Napoli.

“It is important to experience positive moments, but also work hard because there are always going to be unexpected developments and we need to be ready.”

Shortly after, the Napoli boss spoke about the newly promoted outfits impressive displays despite their unconvincing results, praising Massimiliano Alvini within the dugout:

“Massimiliano Alvini is someone I know well, the stands used to be full of other coaches watching what he did in training, so don’t be fooled by the sweet smile, he’s smart and really sharp. He always said he wanted to face me on the pitch and I am the one fortunate to be coaching in the same division as him now.”