Walter Mazzarri discussed tactics with the media during a news conference ahead of Napoli's meeting with Verona at the Stadio Maradona on Sunday afternoon.

Will you revert to a four-man defence or continue with the formation you used in the last few games?

“I think in the last few months the team have developed the ability to play in different formations. We've worked on defensive systems so we can start the match one way and then change midway through. You need that versatility in the modern game.

“For various reasons – including the quality of our opponent – we haven't created a lot in our last few matches but we're looking solid and balanced again, after our awful performance inTurin.”

How do you think the team can acquire a greater attacking threat?

“Obviously we need to be more offensive if we want to create more goal-scoring opportunities, which could also be by shooting from long range, because you can't always work your way into the box with quick one-twos or by just driving in with the ball. We're working on these things in training and I think we'll see the results.”

What kind of match are you expecting from a tactical perspective?

“We're going to be up against a difficult opponent and it's a game that means a lot to the fans. It won't be easy to get the opener but we must be wary of their counter-attacks because if we focus only on attacking we risk leaving ourselves open.”

Do you think a top-four finish is still a realistic target for Napoli?

“I tend not to look at the league table but there are lots of teams bunched together in three or four points. It's certainly doable because there are lots of games left to play.”

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