Napoli win fourth win with drawing plaudits for Meret denying Spal
Nairobi, Kenya 23 December 2018 20:09 GMT
Napoli squeezed past a stubborn SPAL in the Serie A as Alex Meret had to be called into action to deny the away side with two saves in the dying minutes of the game after Raul Albiol had headed the only goal of the game.
Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti:
“We couldn’t kill off the game and so we suffered in those last few minutes, because SPAL put all of their efforts into getting the draw. We are not surprised about Meret’s quality because we see it every day in training.
“He is a great talent, even if he hasn’t always been lucky. Today he showed what he can do. He truly is a special goalkeeper.”
SPAL boss Leonardo Semplici lauded Meret performance in the game: “Alex is a lad we helped to grow, so he’s like a son to me,” said Semplici in a Press conference.
“I think he has the quality to become the first choice Italy goalkeeper. I wish him all the best in future, even if he disappointed me today with those saves. We can only tip our hats to him.