After 0-0 against Catania, coach Walter Mazzarri spoke to Sky:

“There are so many variables that contribute to this effort, all the skepticism was felt, even from the Curva. These players are not used to playing under a certain pressure, they seemed to play behind closed doors, they felt it. Anyone who plays football knows these situations. Then, the episode that gives us a turning point never arrives. When the crowd was enthusiastic the guys did that little extra. At home we play with the handbrake on, we feel it.  We are not calm and they make mistakes, it doesn’t make the players calm. And nor today did we win.”

“In Genoa, the team played more relaxed, away from home. Today they were more tense, afraid. An episode is needed to make us loosen up. Maybe we are playing better away from home at the moment. At home, you have to make them grow. I try to tell them: don’t think about anything, play like you know how. Experienced team? No, Jonathan and Alvarez aren’t experienced in a big club. They’re not used to playing a leading role in a top team. Only Milito is, and to recover he needs time. When he wasn’t playing it was said that I was playing with one striker. Today you wanted someone like him to score with his heel. Everybody said they wanted two strikers. Only with a play from a champion we could have this kind of match up. Even Rodrigo has bad luck right now. I’ve never had Icardi, Botta doesn’t have 90 minutes in him.”