“I'd love to play against Manchester United at Old Trafford," replied Sarri in his post-match media conference when asked if there was an opponent he'd pick in the August 24 draw.
“I hope to do well both in Europe and in Italy. I complimented my players and then 30 seconds later told them they had to face Atalanta this weekend, who we dropped a lot of points against last season.
“It would've been really negative if we had missed out on the Champions League. Now we've got to keep the euphoria in check, because that can lead us down the wrong path. These lads deserved the Champions League, though.
“The draw for this preliminary round was not easy and I want to thank the players for showing how much they care about Napoli. Some could've been on vacation at the start of July, but they opted out of extra time off to train with the team."