Ancelotti Napoli didn’t play a great game
Football-29 December 2018 22:27 GMT
Napoli got over the line against a determined Bologna with a 3-2 win as Arkadiusz Milik’s brace was cancelled out by two headers from set plays by Federico Santander and Danilo, until a late Dries Mertens winner.
“It’s a rather unusual period of the season and we haven’t seen any great performances this weekend,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia quoted via Football Italia.
“I thought we above all didn’t keep our game under control, as we allowed Bologna to equalise twice from set plays. It should also be noted that Bologna played well and made life difficult, so we had to show character to win this.
“Bologna look very motivated and caused us a lot more problems than other teams who faced us at the San Paolo this season.”
At the midway stage, Napoli are nine points adrift of leaders Juventus.
“We’re on track, I’d say, with expectations. We had some good results that have only been watered down by an extraordinary Juventus run.
“We should be optimistic, as we are closer to the top than we are fifth place. We did everything we could in the Champions League, but this team has not yet expressed its full potential. We can do more and we will improve.