Alessio was back for the victory, but deflected praise to his No1.
“Clearly Antonio is the Coach in every sense,” he said after a 2-0 win. Alessio made his comeback on the touchline after his ban in the betting scandal was cut on appeal.
“We have alternated in this great staff, but the Coach remains paramount. I pointed towards the box because it was important to feel united at that moment.
“So far we have won seven games and drawn one, have the best attack and now the best defence, so the statistics are clear. We were even without Gigi Buffon and Mirko Vucinic, but those who played gave their all. We think and of course hope that Buffon and Vucinic will be fit for the Champions League.”
“We knew Napoli were dangerous on the counter-attack and so we prepared for that, ensuring we were not caught out.”