“They hadn't lost on their travels for months, so we proved that we belong in this tournament. Putting a top level team like that in such trouble is an achievement," said Sarri.
“I have a slightly bitter taste in my mouth at the two goals we conceded at the end, because we were in total control and gifted them with our mistakes.
“At least it's a good less and I hope the lads realised at this level they absolutely cannot let go for a second.
“The best moment of the game, for me, was that when Mertens scored, Lorenzo Insigne ran 50 metres to get there and hug him. It was a wonderful signal."