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Napoli coach Ancelotti admits beating AC Milan 'full of emotion'

Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti admits victory over AC Milan left him emotional.

The Partenopei were trailing 2-0, but completed the comeback to win 3-2 in under 30 minutes with a Piotr Zielinski brace and Dries Mertens off the bench.

“Milan played a splendid game, but after going 2-0 down, we showed great desire not to let go, to keep believing in our chances and to fight back vehemently," Ancelotti told DAZN.

“I have a fond memory of all my former players, but with Gattuso there is something special. It's a wonderful evening, one full of emotions for me. We've all been fortunate to experience it and I didn't even have to pay for a ticket!

“Milan hadn't really given many signs of being dangerous in attack, but surprised us with two similar goals. It was very difficult in that situation, then we changed system and the crowd pushed us on to turn it around.

“This team knows the 4-3-3 very well, but can also play 4-2-3-1. We weren't putting enough pressure on Lucas Biglia and I had to change something in midfield."

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