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Napoli coach Mazzarri won't give up on top 4 after AC Milan defeat

Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri insists their top four hopes aren't out of reach after defeat to AC Milan.

Milan won 1-0 thanks to Theo Hernandez's winner.

"Milan had a ferocious pressing in the first half and fell back after the break. We did well, but could've done better to make the most of their dip in fitness levels," Mazzarri told DAZN.

“I don't think the change of system was the key to playing better in the second half, we simply did better.

“We had worked all week on the movements to deal with Theo doing that give and go. I don't like specifying who made the mistake, but we had prepared to deal with it and a mistake was made. It was a predictable move, because that is a classic Milan move, so we should've closed off the through ball earlier. That is all I will say."

Napoli are seven points off fourth place.

Mazzarri added, “The objective is to win as many games as we can. It is possible. We had many injuries, missed important players, we had a great performance tonight and did not deserve to lose.

“We proved again tonight that we played well and could've taken three points if things had gone our way against one of the best teams in the league.

“Many of those ahead of us have to come to Naples, so I have confidence we will challenge for at least fourth place."

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