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Mazzarri: We deserved victory

Napoli manager Walter Mazzarri believes his side should have taken all three-points from the top-of-the-table clash with Serie A leaders Juventus on Friday.

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Juventus took an early lead through Giorgio Chiellini but Napoli, six-points behind Juventus, fought back to claim a 1-1 draw through Gökhan Inler.

But the 51-year-old Mazzarri said it was Napoli that "deserved" the victory.

"I think we deserved all three points, as we created a few more scoring opportunities than Juventus. Never mind," Mazzarri told Sky Sport Italia. "I'm content with the way my team played, especially in the second half, which was not easy against such a strong side.

"It's a shame for the result, as in the second half I thought Dzemaili's effort was going in and my players tell me that there were two penalties also.

"I did not see Juventus as clearly superior in the first half. I don't think Juventus were running the game at all apart from the opening 20 minutes.

"The first half saw Marek Hamsik and Goran Pandev with two very early chances, while Juve had a great chance after their goal with Mirko Vucinic. After that, I don't recall any Juventus opportunities."

And Mazzarri said if Napoli could change its recent luck, then his club could really begin to exert its dominance over the league.

"If luck goes our way and we can finish our chances better, then we can notch up four or five consecutive victories," Mazzarri said. "I see us play better against everyone except Lazio, so we will try all the way to go as far as possible. It is what we have always said.

"We keep dropping points and should've won against Sampdoria, plus today after I changed system we caused them a lot of problems, but we're unlucky at the moment. The proof is Dzemaili's chance, which seemed impossible to miss.

"We are doing something phenomenal here and will try to continue until the end. We always try to win, then we see what we achieved."


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