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New Napoli coach Mazzarri ready for Atalanta: Osimhem in good spirits

New Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri is ready for his return tonight against Atalanta.

Mazzarri takes charge after replacing the sacked Rudi Garcia.

He said, “I've been in football for a few years and I imagine this team is not accustomed to winning titles so there is a price to pay unconsciously.

“You can think of being stronger than the others, but it is difficult for everyone in today's football. I am here to make the team understand that there are perils. The other teams are waiting for us with more attention, so we should underestimate nothing.

“There will be time to stay together, we'll play every three days so I'll have time to chat with everyone.

“Osimhen is a great guy. He's been cheerful since the very first moment. He is a generous guy who thinks about winning and sacrifices himself. He is getting back in shape and I am happy."

Mazzarri also said, “I don't like to give an advantage to the opponents regarding the line-up. I will make my choices depending on the physical shape of those available.

Atalanta are a top side with a great coach like Gasperini. They often call me at Coverciano to give lessons on every system, I've studied and I don't know if we'll always play with the same system. But of course, this team has amazed everyone by playing in a certain way. We'll see what to do in every game."

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