Spalletti praises team’s determination after Napoli earn late win over Roma

NAPLES, ITALY - JANUARY 29: Luciano Spalletti SSC Napoli coach greets Jose Mourinho AS Roma coach before the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and AS Roma at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on January 29, 2023 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti applauded his side’s determination after their late 2-1 victory over Roma at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

The Partenopei and Giallorossi appeared to be heading towards a draw before Gio Simeone curled the ball from just inside the penalty area to earn his side all three points in the 86th minute.

“You only win games like this with determination, starting with the backroom and kit staff,” he told DAZN.

“Matches like this are complicated but those who came on showed they were ready even though they were sitting on the bench.”

“This is a fundamental quality of our team. Osimhen? That goal had everything: quality, personality, all of it. He has it all, and incredibly important footballer.”