Pepe Reina is of the view that the attitude of Napoli in their previous Serie A game versus Bologna, which they lost, was not right and they were probably still in the hangover of the win that they had registered over Internazionale a week back.
It was only the second defeat for the Blues in the Italian top flight in the ongoing season, but, it influenced their position in the points table significantly as they slipped down straight to no. 3.
Bologna made inroads pretty early in that game as they were up by 2-0 in the first 25 minutes with Destro and Rossettini finding the net. Another goal in the second half thereafter, which was Destro’s second, seemed to almost secure the game for Bologna, but, Gonzalo Higuain had other ideas. If you had backed Napoli to win at that point on the StanJames live betting odds, you could have got as much as 20/1.
The Argentinean produced two back to back strikes close to the injury time to liven up the game, but, it did not prove to be sufficient as the visitors remained short.
Talking to the media after the defeat, Reina said, “Our attitude at the beginning could have been better. I felt humility was lacking a little bit. When you get trailed by 2-0 so early, you can only chase the game. If I had not made that mistake later on, we might have avoided the defeat. So, I take responsibility for that.”
“I think we had perhaps not put that Inter Milan match out of our system. You have to show maturity if you have to maintain the top position. However, we will have to move on. It’s important to get up and get back to winning ways.”
“It’s Roma next for us and they are tough opponents, we know that. But, playing in front of our supporters, we will be confident and hopefully, we are able to fetch three points.”