"It is fundamental to break the deadlock in these games and I was worried, because I had put a lot of effort into firing the players up," Mazzarri told reporters. "The reaction of my men convinced me and I was able to relax.
"[Edinson] Cavani is our hitman, so it's normal that we'd miss him, but the team now has such a defined sense of what to do that it can manage without any of the top players. Maybe with him on the field we would've scored earlier."
Napoli are currently second in the league table with 69 points from 34 matches.