Luciano Spalletti revealed his pride after Napoli made it 13 wins on the bounce with a a 4-0 success over Sassuolo.

“I'm very proud of this team. They deserve all the plaudits they're getting for putting together such a long winning run,” the coach said following the final whistle. “Every time we're called upon to extend it, we redouble our efforts and succeed.

"In every match we need to maintain our attention levels and find an extra gear. We gave away too many chances today but I realise it's fatigue setting in.

"We scored straight away and then got a second. After that, we took our foot off the gas a little and made a few mistakes but I think it's understandable given all the games we have.

"My players train very hard – they're consummate professionals. They work hard and play hard, always with the same mentality. They're able to find the right passing lanes and time their runs well. They're always looking to play the ball. I have players who know how to step up and take the reins during the match with genius ideas. Hats off to them.”

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