Napoli boss Walter Mazzarri is unhappy with the criticism his team is copping.
Tonight they go head-to-head with current leaders Udinese and some would suggest the Friulani are the favourites.
"So far we are achieving exceptional things, as eight positive results in 10 games during a short space of time is not bad," insisted the Coach.
"People always seem to forget these things and try to raise expectations. I am hearing some absurd talk about Napoli and if these lads have a moment of losing intensity, it's normal considering so many matches in quick succession.
"Last season we won at Cagliari playing worse football than we did to get a draw this weekend. It even seemed as if some turned their noses up at our draw with Bayern Munich. People really have lost sense of reality."