Napoli coach Mazzarri: I was ready to resign after Super Cup

Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri says defeat to Juventus in the Super Cup left him wanting to quit.

Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri says defeat to Juventus in the Super Cup left him wanting to quit.

It was 2-2 after 90 minutes, but with 11 against nine the Bianconeri ran out 4-2 winners. In protest, Napoli boycotted the presentation of the trophy. Pandev and Andrea Dossena were awarded two-match bans for Serie A.

Mazzarri revealed just how angry he was at the final whistle and why the club locked down a media silence.

“There was a moment when I wanted to resign, and not in the heat of the moment either. However, this week I was at a ‘Juventus stronghold’ and the Bianconeri fans apologised to me.

“Valon Behrami was pushed for a blatant penalty that Rizzoli didn’t see. Interpretations of the rules can happen, but we cannot accept that the rules are applied in two different ways. We are indignant – not with the opponents, but with these aspects.”

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