Napoli stormed to a 3-1 victory against Torino on Saturday, bagging three first-half goals before seeing the game out convincingly.
Coach Luciano Spalletti was full of enthusiasm for his side’s performance. “We had a superb first half an hour. We started really well, combining strength with quality. For 40 minutes, I saw everything I want to see from the lads: controlling the game and going in deep. We lost that a little bit afterwards, but credit has to go to Torino in that respect.
“It wasn’t easy to move the ball about quickly. They man-to-man mark effectively and it means that you don’t get much space. Two of our three goals came from us moving the ball about which allowed us to evade their pressing.
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia got the third goal of the game and Spalletti commended his versatility. “I spoke to him a few times in the first half because I wanted him to go inside more to be more directly in front of goal. Kvara is an amazing player who manages to hold on to the ball, win aerial battles and also act as the third man, like he did twice today with Zielinski. He’s incredible in offering various options and solutions during the match.”
It was Frank Anguissa who set the tone for Napoli’s performance, securing a brace in the first fifteen minutes. The coach was full of praise for the Cameroonian. “As far as I’m concerned, I’d like to have not one but four Anguissas on the team. He’s a midfielder who can jump, tackle and immediately push forward. His second goal demonstrates his exceptional qualities.”