Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti has claimed that his team can still overcome the two goal deficit against Arsenal in the second leg of the Europa League, and said that the home advantage will help them.
Arsenal eased to a comfortable two goal win against Napoli and had numerous other chances to take an even bigger lead over their Italian opposition. The Gunners have an advantage going into the second leg, but Napoli will have home team advantage.
Ancelotti believes that it is not the end of the road for Napoli in the Europa League, and said they can definitely get outscore Arsenal in the second leg.
“Totally confident,” the Italian said to BT Sport, according to Goal. “We know our support and stadium and we will try to win with two goals. We didn’t start the game well and the first half was not good. We had difficulties but second half was different to change. We have to try, we have 90 minutes again and we will do everything to try to move on.
“It’s difficult to say, it was two different games. First half really bad, second really better. We have to focus on the second half we played and do 90 minutes in Napoli. The goals we conceded were two mistakes. First a wrong pass, then the pressure we couldn’t control. We were worried at the start and paid with two goals but we have the possibility to change in the home game.”
Arsenal are looking at the Europa League as another way to get into the Champions League next season, but for Napoli, it is more about winning a title at the end of the season.