Mazzarri praises Napoli
Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri praised his side after they claimed a point in against Manchester City.
Last Updated: 14/09/11 10:54pm
Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri praised his side after they claimed a point in their first ever Champions League game against Manchester City.
Edinson Cavani finished off a rapier counter attack by the Italians to give them the lead midway through the second half.
It looked like the Uruguay international's strike would be enough to earn them a win on their maiden outing in the competition.
Yet, they were denied a memorable win when Aleksandar Kolarov's free-kick nestled in the net from 20-yards, 15 minutes from time.
But Mazzarri told Sky Italia he was proud of his side: "In the first half we had to withstand a bit of pressure and did well not to concede a goal.
"In the second half we played much better and that was encouraging against a team like Manchester City."