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Napoli No1 De Sanctis urges local media to respect Italy

Napoli goalkeeper Morgan de Sanctis has urged the local media to focus on Italy's victory over Denmark.

Much was made of the fact De Sanctis played rather than Gigi Buffon just days before the Scudetto showdown between Napoli and Juventus.

"Last night I spoke with the media and in all honesty I know you do your job, but perhaps there is a little too much focus on Serie A rather than the Nazionale. These are important matches, so was the one in Armenia, so if we want to pack the town squares in the summer then we need to acknowledge that.

"When fans stop us in the street, they tend to shout about clubs and not Italy. The Azzurri jersey is to be respected and considered an honour. I have a sort of internal software block until midnight stopping me from talking about the upcoming Serie A game, so don't even ask!

"In the last year and a half I have been a part of this squad and realised on the field that despite the difficulties this team continued playing the ball and that meant we ran few risks."

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