Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri had no excuses for the setback.
â€śIt was a bad day and too many players didnâ€™t perform the way they usually do,â€ť he said. â€śWe knew that Chievo would make this a very athletic and intense encounter, putting pressure on us to then go on the counter.
â€śA defeat can happen and clearly we have to learn from this match for our future growth. Perhaps I shouldâ€™ve made more changes and rotated the squad the way I did against Lecce.
â€śAt times playing a midweek round can cause confusion and disrupt our usual week of preparation, so itâ€™s not always easy to make the right decisions.â€ť