Napoli must not think about their lead at the Serie A summit and keep playing with their intensity in the second half of the season, says Amir Rrahmani.

The Azzurri defender was speaking to Radio Kiss Kiss ahead of another big match against Roma at the weekend.

How does it feel to be top of the table with such a big advantage?

“It feels great of course because it's down to the football we've been playing up till now but we know we haven't won anything yet. We must face the second half of the season in the right way, starting on Sunday.”

Roma come into the game in good form...

"Roma are an excellent team with top-quality players. We must play with our usual mentality, trying to keep the ball while making sure we don't get caught on the counter. It will be a great match. The key is not conceding because we're always capable of scoring ourselves.”

You recently found the net yourself against Juventus...

“It felt amazing to score because I'd spent so long on the sidelines and I had to work really hard to get back to my best. I recovered from a difficult injury with the help of the medical staff and now I'm really happy. Scoring that goal gave me confidence and strength, especially as it came on a fantastic night when we got a massive win.”

How much has Luciano Spalletti changed your mentality?

“The boss deserves a lot of the credit for our performances. He's given us a clear tactical imprint that we've made our own. We always play to win but it's not easy. We're over the dip we had when we lost to Inter and we're back in our stride now.

"We must be very careful and patient. We help each other in every area of the pitch. Our attacking play starts in defence and our defending starts in attack. That's the mindset you need – everyone helping everyone.”

Can we talk about Napoli winning the Scudetto now?

"To be honest, we don't talk about it in the dressing room. We just focus on preparing for each game as it comes. We know there are many months to go and it's still a long way, but we're also aware of our potential. We know that if we want to win we must maintain this intensity. Our future is in our own hands.”

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