Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti has heaped praise on his players, saying they showed great hunger in their win over Torino. Napoli beat Torino 4-0 to take a 21-point lead over second-placed Inter Milan in the Serie A.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 19, 2023 23:29 IST
Napoli beat Torino 4-0 in Serie A (AP)
By India Today Web Desk: Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti has heaped praise on his players, saying they showed great hunger in their win over Torino. Napoli beat Torino 4-0 to take a 21-point lead over second-placed Inter Milan in the Serie A.
Speaking after their win over Torino, Spalletti said his players showed hunger and showed that they are cut from a different cloth. With this win, Napoli moved a step closer to their first Serie A title since the legendary Diego Maradona led the club to their only two Italian championships, way back in 1987 and 1990.
“The players showed great hunger. Once again, I went to talk to the lads before the game afraid that there might be a bit of complacency, but once again they showed me they are cut from a different cloth. As the Naples saying goes: he who is hungry doesn’t sleep,” said Spalletti.
Napoli opened the scoring when striker Victor Osimhen headed in Piotr Zielinski’s corner in the ninth minute. Georgian winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia then doubled Napoli’s lead in the 35th minute with a penalty after being fouled by Karol Linetty in the box.
Just six minutes into the second half, Osimhen scored his second goal of the match by heading in Mathias Olivera’s cross. Kvaratskhelia then went on to set up former Lyon and Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombole’s first Serie A goal to rubber stamp the win for Napoli.
Speaking after the game, Osimhen said they ae happy to be on the right track to deliver the Serie A title to for the Neapolitan fans.
“It is good to have this win, I want to congratulate the team and we must keep going like this. We are happy that we are on the right track to deliver the fans this prestigious title and hopefully something more,” said Osinhen.
The win takes Napoli to 71 points in 27 matches, and will face defending champions AC Milan in their next league match on April 3.