Napoli coach Mazzarri not bothered by Marchisio swipe

Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri has shrugged off comments from Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio.

Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri has shrugged off comments from Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio.

Marchisio caused a diplomatic incident this week when he told the Corriere della Sera he had “a particular antipathy” towards the Partenopei.

Mazzarri said: “I did not take Marchisio’s comments as offensive. In fact, being disliked in football is a compliment. Conte is right, in this sport we all want to win and the only teams everyone likes are the ones nobody respects. This means Napoli are respected.”

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