Carlo Ancelotti was disappointed with Napoli's 0-0 draw against Fiorentina on Saturday, after Gli Azzurri failed to score in their third Serie A game away in a row.
With Juventus pulling away in the title race, Napoli can't afford to drop any points if they have any hopes of catching the Turin outfit. However, a draw against ninth place Fiorentina is exactly the result Ancelotti and the Neapolitans needed to avoid if they are to challenge Juventus for the scudetto.
Speaking to exclusively to Sky Sports Italia after the match, Ancelotti said: "
“It’s true we had a little more difficulty building from the back, as Fiorentina were pressing us high, but once we got past that, we did more than enough to deserve a victory.
“In the first half, we were giving Alex Meret too many back-passes that were difficult to handle, but we found a way out and then took control with numerous clear-cut scoring opportunities. We’ve just got to work on our finishing and keeping a cool head when clear on goal."
Belgium striker Dries Mertens came the closest to breaking the deadlock for Napoli, with two shots at point blank range both saved by young Fiorentina keeper Alban Lafont.
“The light of hope for the Scudetto is a little brighter this evening, not dimmer.”
Finally, Ancelotti was asked to comment about the futures of Marek Hamsik, who is still waiting for his move to Chinese club