It was a fantastic day at the San Paolo, with a strong Napoli performance seeing them upend Juventus to the tune of a 2-1 victory. While he didn't get on the scoresheet, Marek Hamsik still played very, very well in this match, and Napoli's captain is feeling pretty damn good about things right now.
We left everything on the pitch, it was a great match. The goal we conceded was a shame, but we managed to keep hold of the win. We were all happy at the end of the match, it was wonderful.
To dream of the Scudetto is not forbidden , but we are still far from the top of the standings. We are doing well, and we hope to gain ground. Our squad is competitive and we can have our say in all competitions.
-Source: Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli
Hamsik even got in a little dig on Juve's plight, as when asked about the effect this match will have on Juve, he said that Napoli are looking at Inter atop the Serie A table instead.
The claim of targeting the scudetto right now is a bold one, with Napoli sitting six points and nine places back of Inter for the lead in Serie A, with Inter and most of the league yet to play this weekend. Still, if Napoli can prove that the Carpi match was a blip and that their other three matches out of these past four are the reality, there's no reason to think that they can't close that gap in a hurry.
This season might just be getting fun, guys and gals. Time to see where this ride goes.