Despite losing 2-0 to Arsenal in the Europa League quarter-final first leg on Thursday at the Emirates Stadium, Napoli manager, Carlo Ancelotti said he is not disappointed with his team performance.
Goals from soon-to-be Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey and former Sampdoria ace, Lucas Torreira gave the Gunners an advantage with an eye on the final of the competition.
Ancelotti in his post-match conference admitted that his team lost focus in the first 20 minutes of the game and were outdone by the Gunners but he is confident all hope is not lost ahead of the return leg next week Thursday.
He said, “We lost this game in the first 20 minutes,” he told journalists at his post-match press conference.
“We were outdone under pressure and the two goals came from obvious mistakes.”
“Throughout the game, we showed character and quality,” he added.
“I know it will be difficult, but I think tonight has rid us of our fears.
“I think that, if we’re all together, we can do it.
“We missed a performance in the first half, but I’m not disappointed – I’m confident.”