Napoli managed to beat Udinese 4-1 at home on Wednesday’s night. Piotr Zielinski, Victor Osimhen, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, and Giovanni Simeone were all on the scoresheet. Kvaratskhelia managed to score a goal for Napoli for the first time since March 19 of this year.
In an interview with DAZN, Kvaratskhelia said he missed the feeling of scoring goals: “Of course I missed this feeling, in football everyone can feel a bit anxious after not scoring for six months, but I am back, I am happy and glad to have helped the team. I think we realized that we have to keep winning, because we didn’t win after Sassuolo. With the coach we decided to play like this, we have the ball and I think we deserved the victory today”.
Napoli coach / manager Rudi Garcia also talks about the results of the match.
“Don’t you worry about me, I have some experience, I’ve got broad shoulders, I’ll be fine. I am happy for the lads. We really enjoyed seeing this Napoli side control the game, create many chances and push harder to turn good fortune our way. For example, Kvara hit the woodwork twice, but he got the goal eventually. He was fantastic tonight, as he also earned a penalty, provided an assist, but the important thing is that he scored after all that and it means a lot about his mentality.
Now that he has scored, I think it will take a big weight off his shoulders. I had spoken to him for a long time, told him not to think about it too much, to just enjoy his football. There are few players who can take men on the way he can, we encourage him to do that and when he plays with joy, everything is fine.
The only negative aspect of the evening is that we conceded a goal, even if it was a great goal from Samardzic. We won at home, but importantly won the way we wanted to win”, - said Rudi Garsia.
Napoli has 11 points after six matches in the Serie A. Kvaratskhelia was asked if they have returned to their best after this victory.