Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti was pleased with how his side came through a tough test at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday evening. “The match was full of difficult moments, but we deserved to win.
“Even though we had some difficulties on account of how Roma played too, we always sought to take the initiative and play our game. You can always see our proactive attitude and this is something that must always characterise this team.
“We had a lot of possession, even if we weren’t always precise in our play. We made some unusual mistakes when on the ball and this meant that we struggled to create clear opportunities that we could make the most of.
“Roma are a physical team and they tried to make it difficult for us across the pitch to disrupt our rhythm. It was a very tactical game and we managed to steer it in our favour by following our instincts and qualities.
“We created three or four chances which could have been offered a turning point. We did really well to try something different from the norm, demonstrating the resources and ability we have to change up our game.”
Victor Osimhen got the all-important goal for the Azzurri on the night and Spalletti is appreciative of what he brings to the team. “Victor can change the game in an instant. We know his characteristics and abilities. We understand what he can give the team and the great qualities he possesses.
“When he learns to control his impulses, he’ll be the full package. We need his physicality too because he helps us a lot in the air, even in defence too. We are feeding it into him better than last season and he is responding with great progress and amazing goals like today.”