Francesco Calzona was pleased but not getting carried away after Napoli stunned Sassuolo with six goals in Reggio Emilia.

“It's a big win but we must keep getting better because we need lots more wins if we're to get back up the table," the coach offered following his side's 6-1 victory. "We needed a convincing performance today and I thought we were very good tactically. Now we have to keep going in this direction.

“Since I joined, the lads have spared no effort in trying to get back to their old selves. That shows how good the spirit is in this group. It's not easy so shake off the effects of months of not performing at your best but in the weeks I've been here I've seen real commitment and desire from the lads to show their true worth.

“It will take a bit of time but I'm sure everyone will give their all until the end so that we can achieve as much as we can. Right now we just need to focus on one game at a time because we can't be looking too far ahead. We have hopes and ambition but we'll see where we are come the end of the season.”

Calzona also commented on the form of Victor Osimhen and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, who notched three and two goals respectively on the night.

"Osimhen is getting back to his best and that's clear to see. The Africa Cup of Nations is incredibly draining both mentally and physically and he needed to get into top shape again. Kvara is finding his old sparkle as well.”

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