Reflecting on his side’s vastly different form in the Champions League and in domestic action, goalkeeper Alex Meret admitted he believes Napoli’s problems are all in their heads.
“We have to leave everything else out, and think only about the pitch. Everything else must not affect us,” Meret said at a press conference ahead of the meeting with Genk. “We know that this is an important game, we have the desire to find a victory that we’ve been missing for some time.
“We are all focused and we know that making it through to the next round depends only on us. We haven’t been able to keep up our rhythm for the entirety of a game, this affects us. But I think it’s a mental problem and not a physical one.
”We have shown this to be the case in the Champions League. We can overcome the problem by keeping up that same rhythm during a Serie A game.”