Napoli boss Mazzarri admits Champions League campaign wearing on players

Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri admits their heavy schedule is wearing on his players. The Azzurri face Juventus tonight at the San Paolo.

Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri admits their heavy schedule is wearing on his players.

The Azzurri face Juventus tonight at the San Paolo.

“For us this is our fourth consecutive game played within two days of the previous one,” said Mazzarri.

“We got back from Bergamo at two o’clock in the morning on Sunday and yesterday we were back on the training field.

“This means that you are going to drop points.”

While Juventus have only had Serie A to focus on, the Azzurri are coming to terms with domestic and Champions League commitments.

“I’ve heard that Juventus boss Antonio Conte is also worried about the lack of time he’s had to prepare for this game,” the former Livorno boss continued after his side’s 1-1 draw at Atalanta.

“[Champions League participants] Bayern Munich lost at the weekend against a much weaker side, Manchester City drew and even Barcelona were defeated…”

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