- Category: Serie A
Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri says his side could have soundly defeated Serie A rivals Lazio at the Stadio San Paulo on Saturday evening, if not for the surprise defensive tactics employed by the visitors in the 0-0 deadlock.
The highly-anticipated match featuring two of the top six sides in the league finished goalless, but a last-ditch effort from Napoli substitute Goran Pandev nearly stole all three points for the hosts.
After the match, Mazzarri firmly believed his team were superior and was dissapointed Napoli could not penetrate the Lazio defence.
"I told the guys they should have won 4-0, they played a phenomenal game," Mazzarri told reporters. "I do not remember any Lazio chances.
"We did not expect Lazio to play three