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'This result is good for the spirit of the team'

Laurent Koscielny

We picked up our second successive away win and our second successive away clean sheet on Thursday when we beat Napoli 1-0.

Laurent Koscielny was at the heart of a cool, controlled defensive display while Alex Lacazette was the matchwinner with a stunning free kick.

Afterwards, both faced the media and this is what they said:

on the game...
LK: We came here with ambition, we wanted to win here, to score goals. We did it with Laca. We kept the clean sheet as well, so that's important for our confidence. We also had a clean sheet as well on Monday, so it's good for the confidence and for the rest of the season. Each game now we have in front of us, it's a final. We are here tonight with qualification for the semi-final and tomorrow we will switch for the Premier League.
 
on the goal...
AL: I am practicing free-kicks in training. All my teammates believe in me a lot. I'm happy because I wanted to score tonight and that is done.
 
on whether he expected more...
LK - We know Napoli, they played in the Champions League this season and we know they're a good team, a good squad with good players. I think we did the job at home to keep the clean sheet and to score some goals. Today we knew if we scored one goal, they needed to score four so we respect them and we tried to play. After the 1-0 we were more sitting down in front of our goal, but we fought as well to defend and suffer together and it's good for the spirit of the team.
 
on facing Valencia next...
AL: Yes, we will play against Francis Coquelin too, who will be against us, so I can't wait to play against him.

 

 

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