They are 10 points behind Juventus at the top of the League.
“We're happy we got the three points," Hamsik wrote on his official website after the 3-2 win over Empoli.
“We started well, scoring three goals, and up until the 70th minute we were the better team. Then we took our foot off the gas and the opponent scored two goals.
“We won, but we need to be careful not to take our eye off the game to avoid danger. We want to end up on the silver step [second place], for participation in the Champions League.
“That will be a great match."