Sarri: We hope to be lucky

Maurizio Sarri admits he hopes “to be lucky” when Napoli face Real Madrid in their Champions League round of 16 second leg clash at the Stadio San Paolo.

Zinedine Zidane’s charges take a 3-1 lead into this tie where goals from Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos and Casemiro cancelled out Lorenzo Insigne’s early opener at the Bernabeu.

Heading into Tuesday night’s clash, Sarri told the club’s official website: “Real are the title favorite and they are feeling pressure. 

“We are trying to exploit all our qualities and chances playing as we usually do.

“Real are the team that collected more trophies in the World, they are the richest Club and everybody thinks that they are the title favorite, as it should be. Our aim is to show our qualities and try to take the lead, we hope to be lucky”.

“It’s not a causality that they won 46 games in a row up to now, they have a high-quality offensive strategy and also many players with high physical characteristic. 

“We should have a well-organized defence in order to contain them and impose our game. We should control their pressure since the very beginning.  

“This is the only way to open up space even if it will be dangerous. We should try”.

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