PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Kalidou Koulibaly - Serie A is a marathon

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Kalidou Koulibaly - Serie A is a marathon
Udinese's Silvan Widmer (C) and Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly (R) in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Udinese Calcio and SSC Napoli at Friuli stadium in Udine, Italy, 26 November 2017. EPA/ALBERTO LANCIA

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Feb 06, 2018. 13:00

Speaking shortly after Napoli's 2-0 win at Benevento last weekend, Senegal and Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly said it was a tough encounter.

Kaliodu helped the side as they consolidated their top spot in the Italian Serie A log standings, saying they worked to bag another win.


The Partenopei are now leading Juventus with one point as they have 60 points after 23 matches on the log table and coach Maurizio Sarri will want a win over Lazio this weekend.

“It was a tough match and we did well to come out with three points," said Koulibaly.

"We did good work to score but even better work to keep a clean sheet. We’ve got the best defence in the league and we want to keep going like this.

"Being so good defensively is not just about the back-line but the whole team. We all stick together and we always have to give our best to get the results we need.

"Playing our football is the only way to keep this up, to keep on winning. We are organised in a very specific way and it’s what gives us a chance to achieve.

"We’re working very hard, giving everything out on the pitch, but we also enjoy what we do. This is the right mentality.

"There’s a long way to go but we’ll take things game by game, without looking at the league table.”

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