Napoli boss Mazzarri ready for early kickoff against Parma

Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri is ready for their early kickoff against Parma. The Partenopei have won their last five consecutive games and are quickly closing in on the European places.

Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri is ready for their early kickoff against Parma.

The Partenopei have won their last five consecutive games and are quickly closing in on the European places.

“Playing at 12.30 will be an unknown element, because due to internationals I was only able to train my men at that time yesterday, whereas Parma had all week to practice. That’s not an alibi, let it be clear.

“Parma are doing well under the guidance of Roberto Donadoni. They have important players and we must be focused in defence, using the same aggression we reserve for facing the biggest clubs. As far as we are concerned, Parma are on the same level as Chelsea, as are any other opponent. That’s the mentality I want.

“I want to win always and if we are in good shape, then we can beat anyone.

“Marek Hamsik will certainly play, as he returns from suspension, but I’ve hardly seen Juan Camilo Zuniga since his international duty, so Andrea Dossena will play instead.”

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