Coppa Italia

ANCELOTTI: "WE WANTED TO START THE NEW YEAR POSITIVELY"

Carlo Ancelotti hailed the victory against Sassuolo (2-0) in the Coppa Italia that booked passage to the quarter finals as “important” for his team.

We wanted to start the new year positively and we did well to overcome a Sassuolo side that played well. You never know how the team will perform after the break so I’m happy with the lads’ performance. Of course we care a lot about the Coppa Italia, it’s one of our objectives for the season and we’ll give it our all to go far.”

It will be exciting to play Milan twice in one week”. Ancelotti added when asked about the prospect of facing his former team in the next round.

With this tie successfully negotiated, it’s back to league action and on Sunday there’s another big game in store, as Napoli host Lazio.

We want to fight for the top spots in the table. We’ve got the whole second half of the season and there’s a long way to go. I’ve got a quality squad that is capable of competing on all three fronts.

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