The Azzurri were a class above in the triumph.
â€śWe played against a side where all XI work hard, even those on the bench were working,â€ť said Ranieri.
â€śWe only had one chance in the first half when it was still goalless, then the game was in Napoliâ€™s hands and they played better than us.
â€śWe have to put up our hands and compliment them, recognising they put in a much, much more determined performance.
The Scudetto ambitions are now over, though the Giallorossi are in the Champions League and the Coppa Italia.
â€śI donâ€™t think a single game can cancel out a year and a half of work. We mustnâ€™t be downhearted, just as we werenâ€™t jumping for joy before. This season we have some difficulties and are not having the same run as last year, but we wonâ€™t give up.
â€śNow we have to focus on Shakhtar Donetsk, another side who work hard and have some excellent individuals.â€ť