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  • Updated: February 22, 2023

Spalletti Warns Napoli Tie Is Not 'Over' Despite Win At Frankfurt

Spalletti Warns Napoli Tie Is Not 'Over' Despite Win At Fran

Luciano Spalletti

Napoli's coach Luciano Spalletti warned his team against complacency in the second leg despite a 2-0 win over Europa League holders Eintracht Frankfurt on Tuesday.

"Our biggest enemy is to think it's done," Spalletti told Sky Sports. "There's the second leg still. We need to stay calm, very calm."

Napoli's goals came from Victor Osimhen and Giovanni Di Lorenzo, securing their first-ever Champions League away knockout win.

Hirving Lozano, who was named player of the match, acknowledged the team's hard work, saying, "We need to keep working hard to carry on like this.

"We have to think game by game."

Meanwhile, Frankfurt's hopes of making a comeback were dampened after being reduced to 10 men following Randal Kolo Muani's red card.

Frankfurt midfielder Mario Goetze expressed disappointment, saying: "With the red card, I didn't see it but naturally it was a killer at 1-0 down to go a man down."

Despite the loss, Frankfurt's coach Oliver Glasner praised Napoli's impressive form.

"If you've only lost two games in the past eight months, you get a lot of self-confidence and you know what you're doing."

Glasner also acknowledged his side's mistakes.

"We made a mistake on the halfway line and Napoli had the speed and the quality to use it.

"Then we showed our inexperience and our nervousness - and after the red card, the 2-0 result is to be expected."

Napoli currently leads the Serie A table by 15 points, putting them on track to win their first title in over three decades.

However, Spalletti's warning against complacency suggests that the team is not taking anything for granted.

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