Mario Rui calls for quick reaction after disappointing cup exit

Mario Rui calls for quick reaction after disappointing cup exit

Notizie | 03/01/2018

Speaking after Napoli’s Coppa Italia defeat to Atalanta, Mario Rui could not hide his disappointment with the team’s elimination from the competition.

"We’re gutted – it hurts to be knocked out of the cup in front of our own fans. We need to react quickly," he said.

"We got off to a good start, competing well with Atalanta, and we could have scored. But then we dropped off a bit and they were quick to close us down.

"Our intensity fell in the second half and Atalanta pushed up, putting us under pressure. We’re disappointed because with a bit more focus we could have performed better.

"We now need to look forward, though. Against Verona it’s key that we keep up our positive run in the league and pick ourselves up again right away, and try to put in a good display."

As for his physical condition, the defender says he feels in good shape.

"I’m improving – I feel good physically. I’ve been playing full matches and getting 90 minutes in your legs is always a good thing. I’m still not 100% but I’ll get there soon enough if I keep working."

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