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Sarri hails Napoli fans for victory over Chievo

Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri hailed their fans for victory over Chievo Verona.

Although they dominated at the San Paolo, Mariusz Stepinski had given Chievo the lead against the run of play, but Arkadiusz Milik equalised at the 89th minute and Amadou Diawara curled in a dramatic winner at the 93rd.

“We won a game that we thoroughly deserved to win. It had seemed cursed, as we had 31 shots on goal, missed a penalty, hit the woodwork. It was one of those classic games where the team does everything right and the ball won't go in," Sarri told Mediaset Premium.

“However, at the end they kept pushing and the logical conclusion was to win the match. It was an injustice to be losing, so getting it back under control felt like the logical conclusion.

“The team creates so very much, but our final choices aren't always the right ones and some fatigue can happen this late into the season.

“We want to win when we step on to the pitch, no matter where we are or who we are up against. We played well and I am happy that we continued creating chances to the end, which wasn't easy in this heat.

“I have to thank the fans, because without them, we would not have won the match. When we got the equaliser, the Stadio San Paolo turned into a cauldron and we rode that wave."

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